Arsenal Table €40m Bid For Man Utd Target & Offer Striker 4-Year Deal
Arsenal have tabled a €40m bid for Manchester United target Gonzalo Higuain and are willing to hand the Napoli striker a four-year deal worth €6m-per-season
As the opening of the summer transfer window approaches, managers are working hard identifying targets and lining-up potential deals so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Arsenal have made their move for Gonzalo Higuain….
Arsenal have tabled a €40m bid for Manchester United target Gonzalo Higuain and are willing to hand the Napoli striker a four-year deal worth €6m-per-season, according to reports in Italy.
Arsene Wenger is believed to be on the look out for a top class striker to compliment Olivier Giroud as he looks to turn the Gunners into genuine title challengers next season and Higuain has emerged as a top target.
Reports in recent weeks have suggested that Arsenal have opened formal talks over a potential move for the Argentinean international but faced stiff competition from Manchester United, with their rivals also understood to have made contact over the striker.
It appears the Gunners have made their interest official with Gazzetta Dello Sport claiming the North Londoners have tested Napoli’s resolve with a €40m (£29m) bid and told the players agent they are willing to offer Higuain a four-year deal worth €6m net per season.
The Italian outlet suggest that Higuain is open to the idea of making the move to the Emirates after Napoli failed to qualify for the Champions League next season following their fifth-placed finish in the Serie A table.
However, it looks like Wenger is going to have to dig a little deeper as the report claims that Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is expected to reject the offer and demand a fee of somewhere between €50m-€60m for the 27-year-old hitman.
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal will be prepared to pay that kind of money but if this report is accurate, then it looks like Wenger means business and has concrete interest in finally getting his hands on Higuain after narrowly missing out in 2013 when he left Real Madrid.
But I wouldn’t discount Manchester United from the race just yet. Louis van Gaal is also in the market for a world class front man after rejecting the chance to sign Radamel Falcao on a permanent basis and Higuain would certainly bring more fire-power to the Red Devils squad.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop from here but I’d love to see the Argentine plying his trade in the Premier League next season so hopefully Arsenal or United can pull off what would be a major coup.
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