It appears that Arsene Wenger has made his mind up and is determined to sign Gonzalo Higuain for Arsenal. The Frenchman is set to abandon his usual way of eking out every morsel of value in his transfer dealings, by meeting the £25 million valuation put on Higuain by his club Real Madrid.
According to Marca, The Spanish giants are sick of selling low and buying high, so this offer will put us firmly in the driving seat in the race for the Argentinean international. Madrid know that Higuain wants to go and they would probably sell him for less, but that would mean Arsenal haggling and counter haggling with Juventus and we could end up losing him and having to go back for somebody else.
Madrid are still waiting for Ancelotti to be confirmed as the new manager, and they are hoping to complete the transfer of Luis Suarez from Liverpool, but Arsenal and Wenger want the transfer completed as soon as possible, so they can concentrate on the rest of the targets and start preparing for next season.
We have heard that Wenger has held a meeting with Higuain’s father, who also works as his representative, and we have heard the striker say he would be happy to join the Gunners, so it is just for the clubs to sort out. Cross you fingers, Gooners, and hopefully we could get an announcement next week.