We do not know exactly how much the Italian champions have offered for the Arsenal transfer target but according to all the Arsenal transfer rumours it is not enough to persuade their Serie A rivals Napoli to sell. It is being reported, however, by The Sun among other football websites, that Juventus have already agreed the personal terms on a four year contract with Gonzalo Higuain.
So either Napoli will continue to hold out and keep their star striker, or Juventus will go back with an offer big enough to persuade Napoli to cash in while there are still two years left on the contract of the in form Argentina international. It seems clear that Higuain is ready to leave and will not sign an extension so I think that Juve will get their man, unless Arsene Wenger steps in with a better offer of course.
I would not expect the Frenchman to go in hard and offer the full £79 million that is the value of his release clause, but I would think that he could at least try a big money bid. Why not? It is not his money and even the major shareholder at Arsenal Stan Kroenke suggested last week that winning a major trophy is really what it’s all about.
Higuain has been so good for Napoli in recent years that he is now in front of Sergio Aguero, who only started one of five games at the Copa America, in the Argentina pecking order and the Man City striker is widely regarded as one of, if not the very, best forwards in the Premier League. Surely a striker that good is worth £50-60 million don’t you think Arsene?