Arsenal making big moves in the summer transfer market already.
Arsenal are likely to break their club transfer record to sign a forward this summer, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Their top transfer target is Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid, believed to be available for as little as £19 million, and that would naturally be a hugely enticing price tag for Arsenal to spend a small proportion of their transfer budget on.
Fifteen goals and seven assists in 23 starts for Los Meringues this season is a fine record, and he would likely receive more playing time at Emirates Stadium than he has at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, having had to share the striker role with Karim Benzema.
The fact that the Gunners’ record signing is one of Sylvain Wiltord, Andrey Arshavin or Santi Cazorla at between £13m – £15m – depending on conversion rates, inflation and up front fees – says a great deal about how much Arsene Wenger has had to balance the books in the last few seasons.
With renewed commercial terms, increased broadcast revenue, UEFA Champions League qualification, more manageable stadium debt and no star players set to leave the Gunners, there is significant cause for optimism in the red half of north London.
Higuain looks set to be the first step of many to improve Arsenal this summer.
Arsenal have also been linked with the signing of Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic, with Italian broadcaster Mediaset suggesting the Montenegrin’s agent is in London to finalise a £24.5m move.