Higuain Deal In Doubt? Real Madrid Deny Any Agreement With Arsenal

By on July 5, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, another update on Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Arsenal.

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Gonzalo Higuain’s protracted move to Arsenal took yet another twist today with Spanish newspaper Marca claiming that Real Madrid have denied there is an agreement in place with Arsenal for the striker.

After weeks of speculation and negotiations, numerous media outlets reported on Thursday that we’d agreed a £23m fee with the Spanish giants and Higuain would be heading to London in the coming days to undergo a medical and complete his move to the Emirates Stadium. We all thought it was just a matter of time until Higuain was an Arsenal player with some even hopeful it could be announced on Friday.

However, it seems we’ve jumped the gun slightly with Madrid-based newspaper Marca – who are believed to have close connections with the club – reporting this morning that they’ve had word from Madrid to confirm that no deal has been agreed and in fact Arsenal are yet to table a formal offer, and the Argentinean is closer to staying at the Bernabeu than moving to north London.

The report also claims it would take an offer in excess of the £23m to persuade Real into selling the 25-year-old, and new boss Carlo Ancelotti is open to the idea of him staying at the club.

Quite the turn of events. Now before we get too excited, it’s worth remembering who’s reporting this and what their agenda could be. If Madrid have purposely ‘leaked’ this information out through Marca, then it’s more than likely just a negotiating ploy to try and force us into upping our offer or even seeing if they could get other interested clubs involved again.

What it may mean though, is that we haven’t yet agreed a fee, which is worrying in itself considering all the recent reports to the contrary. I would still expect Higuain to be an Arsenal player, eventually, but it seems it may be a few more days before it’s officially announced. Stay patient Gooners!

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33 Comments

  1. sam

    July 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Please shut up.

  2. MAD FROG WENGKER

    July 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    That doesn’t surprise me at all.
    Considering there’s no mention of higuain on the official arsenal website.
    Which surely means we are not after him….yet.
    Lol.

  3. sammy

    July 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Is something wrong with dis club 4 christ sake buy if u real want 2 please save this club

    • richard

      July 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Wenger did go 4 higuain, it is arsenal fans dat is linkin players 2 arsenal fc.

    • richard

      July 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Wenger did nt go 4 higuain, it is arsenal fans dat is linkin players 2 arsenal fc
      .

  4. coolio

    July 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    That is there headeche!!

  5. adekoya ganiu

    July 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Hw can dis true?

  6. arsenal knowledge

    July 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    This is not new, this is a rehash of an article Marca wrote 2 weeks ago.

  7. Izuchukkwu Okosi

    July 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    At this point, I am tired and sure every other person is. We are not interested in knowing what’s happening about it anymore. I shall have a good laugh when Spurs and others beat them to the punch(for the titles). If Wenger can’t force the board to pay for top players, no need playing with our emotions!

  8. Jordan gooner

    July 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Higuian will never play for Real Madrid he asked for tbe move. Despite Reals dirty tricks, the move may be delayed but it will happen.

  9. kriz

    July 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    all dis tabloids giving us dirty info….well i blame myslf dat got stuck wit arsenal team cos dey r no good to b suportd…imagine totenham hav secured paulinho frm corinth…we hav not signed any beta head….goosh wat a club

  10. true gunner

    July 5, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Higuain or not,I believe arsene is going to sign a world class striker.let’s be patient.up gunners.

  11. Mick

    July 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Your site will write any crap to get a hit.

    • GoonerBaz

      July 6, 2013 at 11:27 am

      BINGO.

  12. Sam

    July 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I dont believe this post, maybe you lack info to upload for the readers. I have been following Higuian transfer and even from other sources, i think the deal is close.

  13. Sam

    July 5, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I dont believe this post, maybe you lack info to upload for the readers. I have been following Higuian transfer and even from other sources, i think the deal is close and remains small to be done.

  14. suckstobeagooner

    July 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    wooohooo hahahaha, woooo hahahahaha!

    • GoonerBaz

      July 6, 2013 at 11:26 am

      Keep laughing you cock. Watch and weep 😉

  15. Moses

    July 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I think everyone is tired with these romours that are emerging every minute.i dont know why but i have a feeling we wont sign any big name,not yet.same old arsenal..we tried but we couldnt find a very top quality player..

  16. arsenal-steve

    July 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    If it is true, and I repaet if this is true, that no offer has been made for Higuain, then Arsene Wenger would be the most irresponsible manager in Arsenal history. George Graham won the double and still was shown the door. If Wenger has allowed all this to materialise and con the fans he should be kicked out. In reality, expect to see Higuain sign within a couple of days, because I cannot believe Wenger is either that cynical or that stupid

    • GoonerBaz

      July 6, 2013 at 11:25 am

      Well said. Arsenal would not want this circulating if they absolutely knew they were not interested or trying at all to sign him.

      The backlash from fans once we learned the truth would be irrepairable.

  17. Solomon alexander

    July 5, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Wenger are not human being,if he fail to sign Higuie then he should be show a Exist door.

  18. Tito

    July 5, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Wenger & arsenal ate not signing anyone I’ve been saying it for ages but come end of transfer window you will see

  19. Jinaddonmoen

    July 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    total lies…higuain’s father even confirm it”we’ve been given permision by realmadrid to negotiate wit arsenal”am nt following any site.arsenal fans shud try to follow higuain’s agent just like i do.higuain is already arsenal bound

  20. jamescadar

    July 5, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    If you not sure of ur post, y u asking us our take on d issue? See if u don’t hv anyfin to post, just shut ur BIG MOUTH ok? By d way hu told u we care any longer if dat fool dat call himself Wenger sign any player? We r tired of Madrid wants to keep him no probs!

  21. igwe

    July 5, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Wenger is not a fool, but de board , de only thing i want wenger to do is to force dem to do de right thing

  22. Ib

    July 5, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Alot of fools here. Calling wenger a fool means you are the biggest fool ever. You guys knw nothing about football

    • GoonerBaz

      July 6, 2013 at 11:14 am

      Well said.

  23. Higuian

    July 6, 2013 at 12:00 am

    To kriz , don’t support our great club then , go be a dirty spuds fan ,doesn’t matter who they buy they will never finish above arsenal , just remember when your next watching Tottenham vs arsenal at that dog sh@t stadium of theirs ,that we have a stunning 60000 seater stadium almost paid for without spending huge wastefuls of cash on rubbish brazilians .weve managed to pick up champions league football every year while wengers being in charge at the cost of £1 million net spend . Enough said

  24. Morgan Collins

    July 6, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Guys diz post might be true. But let c hw it goes. Pls dnt abuse people, no dat u are nt d only person reading d post. Chelsea 4 Real.

  25. GoonerBaz

    July 6, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Rubbish. This is just a pathetic attempt to bring in more hits for the website. Anyone notice the lack of quotes? Anyone notice the advertisements that are splattered all over this website?

    Yeah.

    Sid Lowe (The Guardian), a very highly respected journalist on all things Spanish Football with REAL and GENUINE links to Madrid and other Spanish teams was the one who broke the story of Real agreeing to Arsenal talking to the player.

    His Father is quoted as declaring that ‘Real have given Arsenal permission to talk to Higuain and his reps’

    He was also quoted as saying ‘I will get to see my son play in the Premier League’.

    Has HE come out and denied these quotes? NO.

    Almost EVERY good media outlet, including Sky Sports have ran the story.

    So people, take this desperate attempt at hit-whoring for the pathetic pinch of salt that it is.

  26. GoonerBaz

    July 6, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Jesus Christ. Why is it that all the comments on these blogs ‘lk lyk dis wiv evry wrd’?

    IS IT TOO MUCH FOR YOU F@CKING MONGOLITE TWATS TO SPELL PROPERLY?!?!

    You pricks with your illiterate and usally retarded comments are a disgrace to this club’s fan base.

    F@CK OFF AND SUPPORT CITY OR CHELSEA YOU CHNTS.

  27. jayden

    July 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm

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