There is more bad news for Arsenal fans on the transfer front today with the news that the Italian champions Juventus have beaten us to the punch and are set to complete the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli, reports Metro, keeping the Argentina international in Serie A despite the Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis saying this week that he would much prefer to see Higuain leave Italy altogether if they were to lose him.
So I for one will be interested to see the details of this transfer deal as they come out, most notably the price that Juventus paid for the striker and whether it was the full value of his release clause, which was said to be almost 100 million euros, or whether Napoli were not so determined and decided to cash in for less.
The report states that Higuain has passed his medical in Madrid and has signed a contract with Juve until 2020 and it even contains a photograph of the striker’s medical papers from the Spanish hospital as extra proof, so it appears that the deal is done, crushing the transfer hopes of the Arsenal fans once again.
I would love to know just how hard the Gunners tried to get the prolific player. I have read some reports claiming that Juventus was the preferred destination for Higuain and if that is the case then perhaps there was little Wenger could do, but do you think that we simply let ourselves be outbid once again and lost another transfer due to financial reasons?