Arsenal has taken a step forward to win the race to sign Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain, after agreeing to pay the 30 million Euros that Los Blancos were requesting.
After Juventus failed to make an offer that would satisfy Florentino Perez, the Gunners, who are desperate to bring in a prolific striker, would have pledged to Real’s president requisites.
The talks between Juve and Real had been postponed until Higuain comes back from South America after playing for Argentina’s national team. And Arsene Wenger could have used the opportunity to make the winning offer.
Higuain, who has already admitted he wants to leave Real Madrid, will also have to decide between playing in the Premier League or in the Italian Serie A.
Thus, Juventus could lose another race for signing a world class marksman, after failing to complete the transfers of Carlos Tevez and Stevan Jovetic.
Wenger hopes that the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti at Bernabeu will open the door for Higuain to move to London.