Former Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain had an excellent 2015-2016 season with Napoli. He scored 36 goals in the league, thus equalling Gino Rosetti’s record from the 1928-29 season.
Arsenal showed interest in the 28-year-old, but now, it looks like Juventus will get him.
According to Gianluca di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano – both highly reputed journalists, not just in terms of Italian football, but European football too – have reported that Juventus want to sign Gonzalo Higuain.
Sky Italia journalist Romano says Juventus and Napoli have reached an agreement which will see Higuain sign a four-year contract. Juventus are reportedly willing to meet the £79m buy-out clause in Higuain’s current deal, if a fee cannot be agreed. Juventus will look to lower the fee by trading midfielder Roberto Pererya.
Juventus have a track record of spending low, so one wonders where they will be getting all this money from. According to many, it will come from the sum Manchester United will pay them for the signing of French midfielder Paul Pogba.
Manchester United are reportedly going to break the world record fee for the Frenchman with the fee rising over €100m.