Juventus have halted Arsenal’s transfer plans yet again. This time they have stolen Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain from us.
Reports have been circling around the press for the last week that Arsenal had Higuain in the bag and it was just up to the player to agree the deal. Arsenal had apparently had a bid worth around £20 Million accepted from Real Madrid and it was all a done deal.
Juventus have now popped in and offered a tiny bit more than Arsenal and their offer was made the priority. Higuain himself has said that he would prefer a move to Juventus showing that once again Arsenal are victims of their own success (joke).
This exact same thing happened just a few days ago with Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic who seemed like he was well on his way to Arsenal until……. Juventus arrived at the last minute with a bigger bid to ruin the whole deal.
I would have welcomed both of these players to the club because they would bring something different that could only benefit the team.
Gonzalo Higuain has the ability to be a 30 goal-a-season striker if he plays regularly as he proved at Real Madrid before Karim Benzema came along. Higuain was also the only player at the 2010 world cup to score a hat-trick and he was struggling for game time in that Argentina side because of the amount of world class strikers they had. Try competing with Lionel Messi, Diego Milito, Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero and more for game time.
Jovetic on the other hand is a player who I think would work well as a supporting striker but he still has a goal or two in him. He is the kind of player who likes to mess with the opposition defence by making runs all over the place to send the defensive formation into disarray. He is also very skilfull on the ball, he likes to dribble past players, pull off amazing passes and bring team-mates into the game to rip the defence apart.
I would love to see both these players at the club but Juventus seem to have some kind of personal vendetta to buy every player that Arsenal are going for. All this after we loaned them `the greatest striker in the world` Nicklas Bendtner, too.