Arsenal could be on the verge of throwing down a real marker in the transfer market. The English and Spanish media is awash with reports that Gonzalo Higuain has agreed personal terms with Arsenal and Real Madrid have accepted the Gunners’ offer of around £22 million.
There are also rumours that the 25-year old striker will be in London this week for his medical, while the bookies have slashed the odds of him coming to the Emirates down to 1/5 on, which is usually a very strong indication that the deal is done. However, we all know that until it is officially announced then we can take nothing as certain.
It is great and exciting news for us long suffering Gooners, though. Higuain is a player of real quality, which is probably why Arsene Wenger has put everything else on the back burner until he knew whether or not he could bring him to Arsenal. He is exactly the type of striker we need at the club, with great finishing along with his all round power, pace and technical ability.
For people who doubt his ability, let me remind you that he has scored 20 international goals for Argentina in just 32 games. His scoring stats for his first two seasons at Real Madrid were not great, but he was still a teenager at the time and was getting used to a new country and continent after leaving River Plate in Argentina. Since then, he has scored 97 La Liga goals in just 146 games, beating players like Ronaldo and Ibrahimovich in the charts along the way.
I think he will be the next really big striker star for Arsenal, joining the list of greats that includes Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp. Do you agree?