Should Arsenal spend over £25m for Gonzalo Higuain?

12 Jun

The situation of Gonzalo Higuain is getting interesting with every passing day.

The Argentine international had made it clear that he wants to leave the club in the summer but little did he knew that mere wishes won’t take him to his preferred destinations as bidder clubs will have to meet the valuations asked by his parent club.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has warned that the 25-year-old striker won’t be available for cheap and would consider the deal only if the offer crosses over €30m (£25m).

Arsenal have shown great interest in signing him but the North London club have yet to lodge a formal bid for him. Italian giants Juventus are reportedly preparing to table a €22m (£18.7m) bid but that won’t be enough to tempt the Madrid officials.

Perez told Mediaset: “If Juventus are thinking about offering €30m for him then it would be better if they don’t even turn up because that will not be enough.

“But we have not yet received any offers for Gonzalo and that is including Juventus.”

Arsenal desperately need a striker who can score 20 goals a season and Higuain fits almost all the bill required by the Frenchman. Money is there to spend for Wenger, if the reports are believed to be true – the question is should he spend over £25m for Higuian?

2 Responses to “Should Arsenal spend over £25m for Gonzalo Higuain?”

  1. DEO June 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Higuain may turn out to be an over-hyped player who Arsenal will regret buying. In my opinion a more modestly priced striker with great potential should be targeted. The likes of Wilfried Bony, Yilmaz Burak who are hungry for success and cheaper would be by far better than taking risks on an expensive Higuain. Take for instance, what is Kun Aguero`s goal ratio these past two seasons compared to the price tag? As against a Giroud and his price tag.

    We don’t need 18yard box strikers who wait for the ball. It is no longer fashionable in modern football. We need pacy and hardworking strikers who can close down and take on defenders, good dribbling and shooting skills and can move into the midfield to dislodge opponents and initiate attacks from the midfield.

  2. Ian Hawthorne June 12, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    He is the first choice striker for Argentina ahead of Aguerro and Tevez.
    Would Man City sell any of those 2 for 25m? Of course not
    Totally fair and reasonable price in today’s market

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