Gonzalo Higuain’s potential transfer to Arsenal seems to be gaining momentum, as the player’s father has confirmed that the London based club are ready to present a strong offer to the Argentine international with competition from Italy.
Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for Higuain for some time now, but there has been no official word from either party to confirm the speculation. The 25-year old’s arrival at the Emirates Stadium would give Wenger a big boost, as the manager would be empowered with multiple striking options including Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud. The transfer would also ease some of the pressure off the shoulders of Theo Walcott, who had been given the burden of getting the goals after Robin van Persie’s departure last season.
The Gunners have also been linked with a move for unsettled Manchester United star Wayne Rooney, who is seen as the ideal striker to partner Higuain. It seems the boardroom at Arsenal have decided to go against their policy of signing young players with the objective of a higher value in the future. Wenger had made it clear that the club need to buy more players to build a powerful squad full of players experienced in playing the elite leagues in Europe. This is seen as a potential answer to the questions of a trophy drought seen by the club.
Considering the fact that the club participate in as many as four competitions, the squad strength is of utmost importance. This strength can be seen in teams like Manchester United, where players like Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Ryan Giggs and Fabio are available to the manager on the bench for times when the first team needs rest. This depth has helped the Red Devils perform consistently over both Europe and domestic competitions.
However, there is concrete interest for Higuain from Italian giants Juventus, who are competitive bidders in the race.
According to Metro, Higuain’s father has confirmed talks between the two clubs, but conceded that they respected the decision made by Real Madrid over the valuation of the striker.
Higuain’s father said, “Nothing has been signed yet but I can assure you there are advanced talks between the clubs,”
“Real Madrid will decide. No agreement will be signed until one of the interested clubs reaches a deal with them.”
“I’m sure that Arsenal’s offer will be strong, as well as Juventus.”