The 25-year-old, Gonzalo Higuain joined the Spanish giants as only a teenager from River Plate in December 2006, with many predicting he would become the next superstar at the Bernabeu.
Even though he won two La Liga titles in his first season and a half, his time at Madrid wasn’t going to plan with the Argentine forward managing just 10 league goals in 44 league appearances. The pressure of excelling at one of the biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid, was touted as a possible reason for his poor contribution in the goal scoring department.
However, he eventually found his feet in Spain and started scoring on a more regular basis. In the following three seasons, he notched up an incredible 59 league goals in just 83 appearances and was their most prolific striker.
Just like Higuain, it took two years for Karim Benzema to settle in, but he has slowly started establishing himself as the first choice striker.
This season, Madrid coach Mourinho has continuously swapped both strikers, but has preferred to deploy Benzema in the big matches, suggesting that Higuain is second-choice.
And Metro has reported that Higuain has increased speculation about a possible move to the Premier League by hinting that he could leave the Spanish Champions in the summer.
After scoring a superb volley in Madrid’s 5-1 win over Levante, he was asked about his future at Madrid and he replied, “I am available to the club but I will not say any more. This is not the time. I can only say that I’m committed to the club and will help the team until the end of the season.”
Arsenal want to add more firepower in the striking department with doubts over Giroud’s consistency. They have considerable resources and are expected to spend big in the summer transfer window. They have been linked with Jovetic in recent months, but would do very well in landing Higuain.
Spurs are also tipped to move for a striker since both Defoe and Adebayor have misfired. In fact, star winger Gareth Bale has scored more goals than that of Defoe and Adebayor combined.
It seems that only one of the two clubs will qualify for the Champions League next season, which could determine which club Higuain signs for.