Higuain Deal Off! – Or Is His Move ‘Imminent’? Contrasting Reports Emerge

By on June 28, 2013

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.


  1. gooner son

    June 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Well you can understand the fans anguish & frustration with the higuain transfer.
    I for one am totally f#cked off with the way it has been dragging on & on with different excuses.
    Why haven’t arsenal made any official statement
    Regarding the transfer for higuain?
    Are they even after him?
    Does anyone have any knowledge of this?
    For f#ck sakes.

    • Lee

      June 28, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      Calm down there, what on earth do you know about the mechanics of a football transfer? Why should arsenal tell you what is ‘going on’? Be patient you angry man and stop asking so many questions

  2. rob

    June 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Ridiculous every day since season stopped we been linked to this player that player now all of a sudden its all quiet! Anchelotti just sell already jeez

  3. Mike Azalaat

    June 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Why do this official like to be loosers all the time?,wi r just tired of u,i ma self am nat goona support u next season cose i don’t support people who don’t make mi happy…….take example of Man City buying players and win themselves troupy making their fans happy. So wi r just tired of keeping records, wi need new troppies,so better buy good players and start wining because u r going to be loosing yr fans.

    • Michael Staley

      June 28, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      Good for you, Mike. We don’t need “supporters” like you.

    • Gooner fanatic

      June 29, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      No one is begging you to be a fan you glory seeker i for one wouldn’t care less if you even supported manu

  4. Udofia michael

    June 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    This was how juan mata’s deal went and at d end we lost him, the same wit dembele..all d same, i just cant wait to see my man higuain on arsenal jersey.i love this guy.even if it means waiting till next year.but wenger must do something

  5. Jude

    June 28, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    i’m tire with the promises which wenger’ve bn giv to all gooner fan,

    • Dean

      June 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Like he has said we will sign him? It’s transfer gossip not 100% facts wenger stays tight lipped show me a quote saying “we will sign huguain” from wenger please? Give him time to do his job the transfer window IS NOT EVEN OPEN YET!! In wenger we trust!! If they give him the money he will buy him if Madrid let him go

  6. Rohan

    June 28, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Lol to be honest everyone has been talking about this deal other than the people who really matter … Arsenal , Real Madrid and Higuain … Hold onto ur horses and wait until transfer deadline to see who we sign and who we dont … Rest is all a whole shit of newspaper bollocks !

  7. Amos

    June 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Why must arsenal transfers become a ‘saga’? The whole stuff’s just so terribly annoying! 8 yrs’ a long wait monseiur Wenger.

  8. Cheadle

    June 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Guys let me tell you how this works. If you want to confirm a transfer, for real then you must read it on BBC or CNN websites. If you want to read all the hee haws, mooos and woof woofs and baaa baaas then feel free to creep around the web looking for higuain transfer stories cos they are everywhere except the facts!!

  9. Hot dude

    June 29, 2013 at 12:08 am

    You guys should have known Arsenal’s policies by now, cos this ain’t the first time they go about bragging on who to buy & at the end they hit a marble wall. They’ve never broke the BANK to sign quality players; instead they go out to get flops. Wallet account can’t buy u top players, so stop taking ur wallet to transfer windows. Arsenal my foot

  10. mcz

    June 29, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Its funny how gooner fans cling to rumours and at the end are faced with the cold hard fact….wenger and his band of misfits are businessmen!!! face it. Last season they bought 3 players for a combined fee of 36 mil giv or take and sold their record goal scorer to direct rivals for a mere 24 mil and there midfield enforcer for a fee of 15 mil totaling to 39 mil give or take (made 3 mil-good business). Expecting arsenal to make a record signing without a back up plan is like expecting pigs to fly. Fact 1 arsenal will not sign higuain without selling off one of their priced players e.g. koscielny Fact 2 arsenal will not sign fellaini or any of the other linked players and fact 3.For those of you dreaming about arsenal signing rooney or nani, give yourselves a strong slap on your faces and wake up from the that preposterous dream….why would any player in their right mind sign for a club with no future or prospect of ever winning anything….I am so confident arsenal will be trophyless next season I have just put my morgage on it…Wake up people Wenger will continue his reign of mediocrity and you will keep financing him by purchasing those expensive tickets and watching as the team falters again and again….Sad life of a gooner

    • Emeka

      July 1, 2013 at 11:32 am

      You couldnt be more perfect and spot on!

  11. shama.

    June 29, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Am tired of stories every day!!!!
    i want see action like Chelsea
    & City not stories.

  12. maxwell akomaninhg

    June 29, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    i went see action

  13. bennie

    June 29, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Its about time that arsenal make a move. We need trophies and we are confident with our club, all we have to do is work on our plans and not live in a daydream

  14. Emeka

    July 1, 2013 at 11:30 am

    What a shame!
    Arsenal is soo comfortable swimming and eventually getting drown in the ocean of mediocrity!

  15. Denis Vuciri

    July 6, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    we really need some good players at emirate stadium otherwise the record Arsenal will keeping is playing for servival.

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