Rumours of Gonzalo Higuain securing a deal with Manchester United this summer still refuse to die down, as a report from Daily Star on Friday claimed that the Red Devils are ready to pay £85 million – breaking their club transfer record – to sign the Argentine forward. Higuain has been enjoying an impressive form for Napoli this term. He has netted 27 goals in 29 Serie A appearances and converted a stunning 22.1% of his shots.
The Red Devils already have an abundance of attackers but with many of them struggling for consistency and because of several injuries, it is perhaps unsurprising that they have been linked with a move for the Napoli hitman. Rooney is still sidelined with injury while Martial, Depay showed glimpse of their credibility. New boy Rashford needs more time to adjust. That’s why under pressure LVG still needs more firepower in attacking line.
Meanwhile reports from Italian media suggest Jose Mourinho has already met Nicolas Higuain, father and agent of Gonzalo Higuain. It is believed that they have discussed about a possible transfer of the 29-year-old to Manchester United, even though his release clause happens to be around £94 million.
The Argentina international has many suitors: Arsenal being the persistent one while Chelsea, whose future manager Antonio Conte admires Higuain a lot and Paris Saint-Germain, who are looking for a superstar as Zlatan Ibrahimovic would leave this summer. Moreover, if Lewandowski would leave, Bayern Munich then could be highly interested to land the former Real Madrid man too.
Wenger has been a long-term admirer of the Argentine hit-man and has tried to bring him to the Emirates in the last two transfer windows. But negotiations with the Italian club failed in all the past windows who have kept him at the club.
But Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has no such intention to let his best player leave, and has also offered him a fresh new contract. For the moment, Higuain and his agent have not yet accepted to negotiate with Napoli. May be the Special One between such refusal?
Higuain is undoubtedly one of the most prolific goal scorers in Europe but having no experience in England may be a set-back. However, Arsenal are understood to be ready to splash the cash and bring him in alongside Giroud and Welbeck as the striking options.