Arsenal are close to wrapping up a deal to bring Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain to the Premier League, according to the
Higuain was due to fly to London on Thursday evening to tie up the formalities of the switch after Real Madrid gave the 25-year-old permission to leave the Santiago Bernabeu. Arsenal had faced competition from Juventus for Higuain but the Serie A side could not agree terms with Madrid and instead signed Higuain’s compatriot Carlos Tevez from Manchester City.
Arsenal will make Higuain one of their best-paid players at £100,000 per week, and remain hopeful of pairing Higuain with Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, who faces an uncertain future at Old Trafford, the newspaper adds.
Higuain spent six-and-a-half years in La Liga, arriving at Madrid in January 2007 as a 19-year-old. He went on to score 107 goals in 190 league games but could not dislodge Karim Benzema from the starting XI on a permanent basis, with the Guardian suggesting Benzema, a signing of the current Madrid president, Florentino Perez, had his place in the team protected by club politics.
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