Gunners are now on the verge of sealing £22m deal for in-demand forward.
Arsenal have now moved a step closer to finally signing long-term striking target Gonzalo Higuain after Real Madrid gave the player permission to talk to other clubs, reports the Daily Mail.
The north Londoners have been keeping close tabs on the coveted Argentina international all summer long, with a view to bringing the 25-year-old to the Emirates as soon as the transfer window reopened on July 1, with the front man’s brother and agent Nicolas even indicating last week that a deal with the Gunners was fast approaching.
And the reported £22 million transfer should now take place imminently after the striker’s father confirmed that los Blancos have now given him permission to start negotiating with Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger for the player’s move to the English capital.
“We do not negotiate with any club without permission of the selling club,” Jorge Higuain told TuttoMercato.
“We have permission [from Madrid] and hopefully we can soon see my son in the Premier League.”
As a result, Wenger and Co should soon be getting their hands on an attacker who registered an impressive 122 goals and 46 assists for the Spanish giants in just 266 matches in all competitions between 2006 and 2013.