Argentine international expected to clinch €40m switch to Serie A.
According to reports in the Italian media, Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has agreed personal terms with Napoli ahead of a €40m move to Serie A.
The 25-year-old is set to be announced as the replacement for Edinson Cavani this week, after the prolific Uruguayan striker secured a €64m move to PSG.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Higuain will arrive in Italy later this week to agree on minor details of his new deal before being presented by the club on Monday.
It is understood that he has agreed to a five-year deal worth €4.5m, and was eventually persuaded to give the go ahead to the move after compatriot Ezequiel Lavezzi told him that he “would not regret” making the switch to Naples.
Napoil owner Aurelio De Laurentiis will hope that Higuain will offer his side a guarantee of goals as they look to replace Cavani, and having already signed Jose Callejon and Raul Albiol from Madrid this summer, this will be the third bit of business with the Spanish giants.
It had been reported that there were some difficulties over agreeing terms of the deal, after the club had agreed to pay Madrid €37m plus €3m in bonuses.
It is believed that there are still minor details of the image rights to be sorted, but as reported by Gazzetta it is merely a matter of time before Higuain is unveiled to the Napoli fans as the city awaits with great anticipation to greet their new star striker.