Arsenal on the verge of suffering double transfer blow
Arsenal were odds on to land Real Madrid hitman, Gonzalo Higuain not too long ago. But it appears that the Gunners have been dealt a huge blow as their move to land Higuain and Manchester United superstar Wayne Rooney are both in jeopardy according to the Daily Star.
The reported news will definitely set the alarm-bells ringing at the Emirates as Wenger finally set out to walk his talk in the transfer market. Arsenal went away from their usual transfer policy to lodge a £19 million bid with Real Madrid for their Argentine goal-machine, Higuain after reportedly agreeing personal terms with the player.
However, to Arsenal’s bitter surprise their move for the Madrid striker reached a deadlock after the continent’s biggest clubs including Juventus are still thought to be highly keen on signing the player.
Arsenal are also mooted to have launched a surprise £20 million bid for Manchester United’s Rooney. However, Arsenal would need to revamp their wage-structure if they are to land either of the aforementioned players, and the Gunners’ two primary attack targets are also being monitored by all the other leading clubs in Europe.
The trio of moneybags – Chelsea, PSG and Monaco are reported to be serious about signing Rooney and the aforementioned clubs would just need to flex their financial muscle to stump up United’s asking price with consummate ease, should the reigning Premier League Champions decide to part ways with the player./FOOTY
Yet another says Higuain waiting for Real and Arsenal to agree on price
It has been widely understood in the media that the transfer of Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain to Arsenal has been more or less agreed, and that the move is all but done and dusted. However, there is slight hitch in the plan with Real Madrid asking for a little more money than the Gunners are willing to offer, and as all Arsenal fans know too well, that could be a real problem!
In what would be the highest fee they have paid since signing Andriy Arshavin for £15 million in 2009, Arsenal are ready to pay close to £22 million for Higuain. Additionally, Arsenal were reportedly willing to throw in another £3 million as adds on to bring the buying price closer to the £25.5 million Florentino Perez is demanding. However, Real are not willing to budge on their demands and are reportedly holding out for that figure as the guaranteed offer price for Higuain, and the deal threatens to stall unless the clubs can agree on a price.
As far as Gonzalo goes it is wait and watch territory as Arsenal have reportedly blown his other suitors out of the water already, and the fact that the club and the player have already agreed personal terms means that the only thing holding this move up is that price.
Despite his usual frugal nature, it might just make sense for Arsene Wenger to wrap this transfer up once and for all as the move will not only boost morale at the Emirates, but will make Higuain available for pre-season training for the Gunners, which in itself is worth its weight in gold.
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