With Arsenal fans still wondering which striker Arsene Wenger will turn to after our transfer offer was turned down by Jamie Vardy, the news reported by Metro that the Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain is looking to move on from his Serie A club Napoli comes as a huge boost.
Whether Arsenal can finally seal the deal for the forward we tried to sign from Real Madrid a few years ago remains to be seen, though, as Napoli will still demand a big transfer fee for their star man. The Italian side cannot be too demanding though, even with Higuain having a huge release clause of nearly 100 million euros (83m GBP) in his contract, because the player’s agent and brother Nicolas has declared that Gonzalo will definitely not be signing a new deal and so could walk away for nothing in two years.
He said, ‘Gonzalo [Higuain] won’t renew his contract with Napoli. Napoli are currently asking for the payment of his release clause as a condition for his departure, but Gonzalo and I decided not to extend the deal.
‘We’ll see what happen next year, we could even wait until the contract’s expiry date.’
Following on from this revelation it seems to me that Arsenal have a good chance of signing this top quality striker who scored over a goal a game in the league last season and broke the long standing Serie A record.
Arsenal simply MUST get a world class striker this summer if Wenger is going to make a serious attempt on the title. The sum involved may be a little intimidating, but when you think of the goals and glory (not to mention the shirt sales!) that we will get out of it it seems a reasonable price in this day and age.
Go for it Wenger!
By Frank (from thearsenalblog)