Gonzalo Higuain’s dad suggests Arsenal move is close

Posted by - June 24, 2013 - Arsenal, Spain, Transfer News and Gossip

Real Madrid striker Gonzola Higuain is in advanced talks with Arsenal, according to his dad.

Jorge Higuain said personal terms – expected to be in the region of £150,000 a week – have not yet been agreed, but suggested that a deal was not too far away.

He said: “Nothing has yet been signed but I assure you the negotiations between the clubs are at an advanced stage.

“We won’t agree a contract before the clubs reach a transfer deal. I’m sure Arsenal made a big offer, and Juventus.”

The Argentina international is expected to make a £22 million move to the Emirates, but Juve could still scupper the deal.

The 25-year-old has bagged 48 goals in 80 games in his last three seasons at Real. Arsene Wenger has earmarked him as a belated replacement for Robin Van Persie’s firepower.