Real Madrid’s Higuain flies to London to complete £22m Arsenal deal

The Argentine is on the verge of becoming a Premier League player. There are further developments in the Gonzalo Higuain...

The Argentine is on the verge of becoming a Premier League player.

There are further developments in the Gonzalo Higuain transfer to Arsenal saga as the Real Madrid star jets to London to seal a £22m move to the Gunners, reports the Daily Mail.

Higuain’s father and agent, Jorge, confirmed that Madrid had given the striker permission to enter talks with the north London club and that they were confident of a deal being completed imminently.

Now the 25-year-old has boarded a plane to the English capital to come and finalise the move with Arsene Wenger and will become the side’s record signing when the switch is confirmed.

It would be a huge coup for Arsenal as Higuain is a forward with bags of experience at the very top echelons of international and domestic football, having scored 120 goals in all competitions for Madrid since a £10.6m transfer from River Plate back in 2007.

The French-born forward has taken that prolific form to his national team as well, netting 19 times in 33 appearances for Argentina.

Higuain should bolster a Gunners attack that lacked bite last season following the departure of Robin Van Persie and the Argentinian will compete with Olivier Giroud for a starting place.

Signing the man from Los Blancos would seriously state Wenger;s intent this year with the club being criticised in recent times for acting too cautiously in the transfer market – a fault that’s been directly linked to winning no silverware for eight successive seasons.

The Argentina international would become the second new addition at the Gunners this season along with France under-20 star Yaya Sanogo, who joined on a free transfer from Auxerre.

See exactly what Higuain is capable of in front of goal below:

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