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Higuain Deal Off! – Or Is His Move ‘Imminent’? Contrasting Reports Emerge
Not a day goes by without more ‘updates’ on Gonzalo Higuain’s proposed move to Arsenal. Up until now, the majority of media outlets have been fairly unanimous in their opinion that the striker was heading to the Emirates. It just seemed a matter of when, not if.
Several ‘sources’ claimed that a £22m deal had been struck between the two clubs and personal terms were agreed with the player, and his brother/agent even got in on the act to confirm that his brother/client was ‘close’ to signing for the Gunners after rivals Juventus had signed Carlos Tevez.
Our record signing was understood to be just ‘days away’ and talkSPORT even reported on their radio station that Higuain was already in London waiting to undergo his medical.
However, today has seen two completely contrasting reports emerge. Firstly, Italian TV channel Mediaset claimed that new Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti had vetoed Higuain’s move to Arsenal and had made it clear he wanted the Argentinean to remain at the Bernabeu next season.
‘Queue Arsenal fans going into meltdown on Twitter’. Yes, this news came as quite a shock to some and social media sites were awash with anger Gooners claiming ‘Wenger had f*cked it up again’.
But then cam reports from Europe that suggested the deal was very much still alive and in fact Higuain’s move to Arsenal was ‘imminent’. Spanish outlet El Confidential reported that Ancelotti had sanctioned the sale of Higuain in order to raise funds to try and sign Gareth Bale. The majority of the websites who made this claim were European but it’s only a matter of time before the British press pick up on it.
I’m still very-much of the opinion the deal is ON and am confident Higuain will be an Arsenal player this summer, but like any big-money transfer, things take time. I’m sure this isn’t the last ‘twist’ in this saga, we just need to sit tight and be patient.