£50m Striker Asks Club To Let Him Join Arsenal After Personal Call From Wenger
An international striker has asked his club to let him make a £50m move to Arsenal following a personal phonecall from Arsene Wenger.
The summer transfer window is now open for business so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal make contact with Gonzalo Higuain….
Gonzalo Higuain has asked Napoli to let him join Arsenal after Arsene Wenger personally called the Argentinean international to persuade him to come to north London, according to the Daily Star.
Wenger is desperately searching for a new striker this summer after missing out on Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Higuain has emerged as the most likely target in recent weeks.
Widespread reports have claimed the boss is looking to lure Higuain to the Emirates with Italian outlet Football Italia reporting earlier this week that Arsenal were set to present an offer to Napoli chiefs during face-to-face talks in London.
The Daily Star claim that the Serie A outfit value the striker at £66.7m but Wenger is hoping to get a deal agreed at £50m due to the fact Higuain has two years remaining on his contract and has confirmed he won’t be signing a new deal.
Napoli have so far stood firm on their valuation but the newspaper suggests that Higuain has now asked the Italian giants to let him join Arsenal this summer after speaking directly with Wenger on the telephone.
We’ll have to wait and see whether this personal plea persuades Napoli to soften their stance but needless to say I’d love to see Higuain join Arsenal as he’s proven himself to be one of the most prolific strikers in Europe in recent years.
Having scored 121 goals in 264 games for Real Madrid, the Argentinean hitman has really found his form in Italy and broke a Serie A record after scoring 36 goals in just 35 games last season.
We could certainly do with that sort of threat in front of goal as with Danny Welbeck out for the majority of next season with a serious knee injury, Olivier Giroud is our only recognised senior striker to choose from.
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Let’s see how things progress over the coming days but I hope we manage to find a breakthrough in talks with Napoli and get Higuain on board before we fly-out to the United States for our pre-season tour at the end of the month.
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