Arsenal are close to announcing that a deal has been agreed with Real Madrid for Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Gonzalo Higuain, with the transfer practically a formality according to CNN and Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Tancredi Palmeri.
Arsenal is only few details far from signing Higuain
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) June 18, 2013
It follows on from similar reports in both the UK and Spanish press, with Iberian publication AS indicating that a deal will be reached for €26 million (approximately £22.2m).
Higuain’s prowess in front of goal is certainly formidable, and Arsenal will certainly benefit from an all round striker boosting their attacking line.
Last summer’s signings Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla and Emirates Stadium stalwart Theo Walcott did a decent job of filling the gap left by Robin Van Persie, but the signing of a quality goal getter will be a key aspect of the Gunners’ Premier League title chase next season.
Since signing for Real Madrid in 2007, Argentina international Higuain has managed an impressive 53% of his shots on target, with 45% of his shots scored.
An established goalscorer with that kind of record could make the difference in Arsenal ending their trophy drought this coming season.