Argentina international confirms intention to leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain has confirmed he will leave Real Madrid this summer to play for club where he is ‘truly wanted’.
The Argentine has been linked with moves to the Gunners and Serie A champions Juventus this summer, with the scudetto winners currently favourites for his signature.
Higuain says his decision to leave Los Blancos has not been made rashly and has stressed he wants to feel valued at his next club.
“It’s a decision I have taken calmly over time. I have been here seven years, every pre-season they try to sell me and I need to go somewhere where I am truly wanted,” Higuain is quoted as saying by the Independent.
The 25-year-old has scored 121 goals in 264 appearances since joining Real from River Plate in 2006, and netted in what is likely to be his final appearance for the club at the weekend.
Despite struggling for game-time under Jose Mourinho this term, the Argentina international has scored 16 La Liga goals in just 19 starts and also boasts five league assists.
Higuain is valued at around £20m by Real, who are have already compiled a list of replacements including Napoli’s Edinson Cavani and Liverpool’s unsettled striker Luis Suarez.