Argentine forward flattered by Barcelona interest.Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain admits he is flattered by rumoured interest from Barcelona, saying he would love to play alongside Lionel Messi at the club, the Guardian reports.
The 26-year-old has been strongly linked with a summer switch to the Nou Camp, just one year after leaving the club’s arch rivals Real Madrid to replace Edinson Cavani at Napoli.
Higuain is currently on World Cup duty with Messi as part of Argentina’s national side, and although he says he is fully focused on the tournament in Brazil, he said any player would be flattered to be linked with a big club such as Barca.
When asked about the prospect of playing alongside Messi at the Nou Camp, he said: “Of course. I enjoy playing alongside him for the national team. Obviously it would be an enormous pleasure, but for now I’m focused on the World Cup.
“I’m flattered by the interest from Barça. Any player would be.”