Arsenal’s hopes of signing Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain may rest on the Spanish giants being able to sign Luis Suarez from Liverpool. Arsenal have been chasing Higuain for several weeks and have come very close to signing him with bids and enquiries and even a meeting in Paris with Arsene Wenger and the striker’s father.
Real Madrid are focusing their transfer efforts on signing Suarez because of his desire to leave Liverpool which he has spoken about for the second time on Uruguayan TV. Liverpool have claimed that he is going nowhere but Suarez is adamant he wants to leave and Madrid looks like his only destination at the moment.
Real Madrid signed young Brazilian midfielder Casmeiro the other day and after Suarez, the only other transfer target the club currently has is Tottenham’s Gareth Bale, Madrid’s scout Zinedine Zidane and club president Florentino Perez have spoken many times to the press about Bale.
Madrid will want to get the deal for Suarez done as quickly as possible to have the squad in order before a new manager arrives at the club so he doesn’t have to spend time searching for new players and he can just get on with his plans for next season.
Arsenal have been making bids for several players as reported in the media but Higuain is the only big transfer that seems to be progressing properly. If Madrid can’t get Suarez, they will likely keep Higuain and Jose Callejon at the club instead of bringing in new strikers.
The good news for Arsenal is that Liverpool have signed Spanish striker Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo which seems to signal that Liverpool are ready to let him go for the right price. As soon as Suarez arrives in Madrid Arsenal should be able to wrap up the deal for Higuain quickly and focus on recruiting more players for next season.
It’s not often that Arsenal have to rely on Liverpool to get what they want but that is the situation at the moment.