Arsenal FC will be hoping to smash the club’s transfer record this week by signing Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid for £22 million.
The 25-year-old Argentine has been on the Gunners’ radar since breaking into River Plate’s first team in 2004. They tried signing him in 2006 but eventually lost to Real.
The long overdue wait could be over this week as the North London club is now willing to splash out hefty fees for top class players.
Reports claim that the Argentina international has privately agreed to make the switch to the Emirate Stadium this summer.
Real Madrid had told Higuain he is free to leave the Bernabeu and it seems all that is left at present is for the two clubs to agree on a price. Arsene Wenger will formalise their interest in the striker this week as the move is considered the most realistic, compared to Wayne Rooney and Stephan Jovetic chase.
In addition to smashing the club’s current transfer record, the £15m paid to Zenith St Petersburg for Andrey Arshavin, Arsenal are willing to make Higuain their top earner on around £150,000 a week.