ARSENAL STILL WANT HIGUAIN
English Premier League side, Arsenal are really keen on Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. The Gunners want to add the prolific centre forward to their attacking options ahead of next season where they hope to challenge for the EPL after losing out to Leicester City this season, amidst a lot of voiced out frustrations.
Napoli striker and Arsenal transfer target Gonzalo Higuain has an exit strategy in mind to engineer a move to a bigger club, according to reports. The Argentine has been in sensational form this season with 38 goals in all competitions, including 36 in 35 Serie A games, a new record for a single season in Italy.
Higuain is now unsurprisingly in demand ahead of the summer, with Arsenal recently linked with a move for him as they look to bring in an upgrade on the misfiring Olivier Giroud. Although the 28-year-old currently has a release clause of around £74million, Napoli’s desire to tie him down to a new contract could see him demand a lower buy-out fee included in the deal, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Higuain’s current contract expires in 2018, so he could be in a strong position to demand a lower asking price, with £46m thought to be his offer at the moment. Arsenal are not known for forking out big money for players, and a £46m move for Higuain would represent a club-record transfer for the Gunners. Still, it would make the prolific star a more realistic target than he may be at present, whilst also signalling that he’d be keen to keep the option of an exit open.
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Arsenal are also interested in other signings to beef up the squad ahead of the summer. Lots of other players that make up the current squad are also set to be shipped out.