Arsenal Table Record-Breaking Bid For Gonzalo Higuain

By on June 17, 2013

With the summer transfer window set to 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, Arsenal have tabled a bid for Gonzalo Higuain.

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Some interesting news coming from the Evening Standard today Gooners with the newspaper reporting that Arsenal have tabled a record-breaking bid for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The report claims that Italian champions Juventus have paved the way for the Argentinean hitman to move to the Emirates after refusing to increase their £18.7m offer and with Madrid believed to be holding out for £25.5m the Eastlanders have now switched their focus to Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez – who could be available for as little as £10m this summer as he only has 12 months remaining on his current contract.

This leaves Arsenal as the only serious bidders for Higuain and the Standard report that Arsene Wenger has now stepped up his interest by tabling a record bid in excess of £20m for the 25-year-old’s services and is keen to get the player on board before the players return for pre-season training on July 4.

If accurate, this bid easily beats the £15m we paid Zenit St Petersburg for Andrey Arshavin back in January 2009 and would certainly be a statement of intent by the club that they mean business this summer. The former River Plate striker would be an excellent addition if we can get him in and he would certainly provide us with a potent threat up front next season.

However, Higuain’s exit from the Bernabeu could be delayed until Madrid sort out their managerial situation with the La Liga giants yet to officially confirm Jose Mourinho’s replacement. Carlo Ancelotti is widely expected to take over but PSG are digging their heels in until they find their own replacement so we may be forced to wait even if a deal is agreed in the coming days.

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What do you make of this news? Would you welcome the signing of Higuain or do you think the money could be better spent elsewhere? Get involved in the comments section below.

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13 Comments

  1. Eric koech

    June 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Higuain will be a good addition to the squad but Wenger should go further and sign some more world class players.

  2. Simon

    June 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Higuain is a class signing also nani would be aswell we need wanyama or fellaini and a new keeper

  3. atid

    June 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    3 x £25m men is the league we need to be thinking of. The dream would be higuain fellaini and cesc. Then we could sell off a dozen players(fabianski mannone santos djourou coquelin frimpong diaby rosicky gervinho park bendtner chamakh) to raise some cash for some squad players like cesar scwarzer williams and nani)
    Cesar
    Sagna mertesacker koscielny gibbs
    Fellaini Fabregas
    Walcott wilshire cazorla
    Higuain

    Szczesney
    Jenkinson williams vermaelen monreal
    Arteta ramsey
    Nani chamberlain podolski
    Giroud

  4. Joshua

    June 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Higuain will b a better option for d foward.

  5. slimzkid

    June 17, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    higuain is a gud signin bt i wil lyk to see d arrival wilfred bony.ashley williams.cesar.cesc.grenier and fellaini or wayama all comin 2 arsenal next summer is gonna b gonners season 2 win at least 2 trouphy.

  6. Uzoma timothy

    June 17, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Arsenal should seal the deal before other big clubs like chelsea, city seeking high profile strikers steal the show while we keep on haggling

    • Oshe

      June 17, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      Pls arsenal need play

  7. Ernest cooper

    June 17, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I can’t believed it unless it happend.

  8. Mikedaddy

    June 17, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Higuain will b a good addition,following his profile in football.But i get bored d moment i know some 1 includes Rosicky on d list of deadwoods;d 1 n only player in Arsenal team who knows how 2 read,understand n control d game speedily or camly whenever b d need.

  9. Joshua L. Maren

    June 18, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Higuain. Will b a gd buy. Jovetic, wiliams, wanyama/felani, cesc, cesar, will b gud one too. Imagine dis: cesar, sagna, matarsacer, koshlny, gibs, wanyama/felani, cesc, rosicky, walcot, higuain, carzola, and szhesny, jakinson, williams, vermalen, monreal, wilsere. Ramsey,arteta, jovetic, giroud, podolski. Imargin wat we can win wit all dis players nxt season.

  10. Ahmed

    June 18, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Well wenger is making serious business after looking in 8 years drought with no silverware hopefully we wil win next season by signing higuain and more world class playet

  11. Gugamugbia Peter

    June 18, 2013 at 1:40 am

    We really need Higiuin 4 his goal scoring techo in order 2 stop the bus in standing infront of d goal post, Fellani will b a major boost in there 2 provide d defensive role we hv longed 4 ever since d departure of Vierra a player who can score goal as well n doing d defensive part too. imagine in ten corners we usually come up with zero goal, what do u guys see he will do if it comes 2 corners. Ashely Williams, Piszcek n Cesear

  12. andrew

    June 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I doubt if wenger is serious and committed to pay that money. It would be agood signing

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