I suppose it all depends on how reliable this man is and whether he really has got some inside information on the transfer dealings of his former club, but most Arsenal fans will certainly be hoping that the Napoli legend Jose Alberti is right when he says that Gonzalo Higuain will be leaving the Serie A club for Arsenal, not Manchester United as was being reported earlier in the week.
Alberti was quoted by Metro as declaring, “I’m 90% sure he will go to Arsenal.
“The contract could be a minimum of £3.6 million-a-year.
“It’s not possible that he will remain at Napoli this year after they missed out on the Champions League.”
Maybe not, but that does not necessarily mean that the Argentine international will be rocking up to the Emirates in north London when he has done representing his country at the Copa America finals in Chile.
The Gunners were said to be almost certain of getting the quality front man from Real Madrid a couple of years ago and look how that turned out. Back then we did not have the mega millions of Man United to fight against either.
There is one more problem for me about this piece of Arsenal transfer news and that is the claim that Higuain will cost about £42 million. Will Wenger really see Higuain as worth £12 million more than Alexis Sanchez?