Arsenal receive huge boost in race to sign Higuain as Napoli president reveals talks


Arsenal have received a huge boost with the news that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has been told that Juventus will not pay Gonzalo Higuain’s €94m release clause.

Both the Gunners and Juventus have been heavily linked with a move for the Argentine international in the last week, with contrasting reports stating that Higuain will join Napoli’s Serie A rivals and others saying he will make the move to England.

However, David Amoyal – an employee of ESPN and Gianluca DiMarzio, has revealed that Giuseppe Marotta – Juventus’ CEO, told De Laurentiis that he is unwilling to stump up the cash sum.

The reports could change in the coming weeks however, with the news that Paul Pogba is subject of a €123m bid from Manchester United, meaning the Italian champions could find the funds to afford Higuain.

It’s likely that unless Arsenal wrap the deal up in the coming weeks, supporters will become increasingly frustrated with yet another summer of ‘will they, won’t they’ deals.

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4 years ago

I just don’t see Arsenal signing Higuain. 80mil for a 28 year old goal poacher who has played his whole career in counter attacking teams and lacks creativity. The cost, his age and suitability to Arsenal’s possession based style of play are totally incongruent with Wenger’s track record of signings. Arsenal would effectively have to cede possession and completely change their style of play to a counter attacking system in order to effectively accommodate Higuain and I just don’t see it happening.

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