Arsenal and North London rivals, Tottenham, are the two teams being tabbed favourites to sign Real Madrid want-away striker, Gonzalo Higuain, who has been out of favour this season at the Bernabeu.
With both Arsenal and Tottenham missing out on their striking targets in January, it is reported they will go neck and neck to battle for the signature of the Argentine.
With Arsenal’s newly-found £70m budget to spend, Higuain will be an affordable option for Arsenal, especially as he has become a fringe player and isn’t necessarily needed, regardless of whether they want him or not.
However, rumours suggest that he could be used in a part-exchange deal with Spurs to sign Gareth Bale, which alongside cash would total to a worth of £61m.
Gonzalo Higuain has, according to Give Me Football, expressed his dissatisfaction at being left on the border of the team, following behind Benzema in the pecking order, with Ronaldo capable of playing anyway across the front three as well if necessary. They have also claimed he would prefer a move to the Premier League, but reports suggest Man City, Chelsea, and United, have their eyes on more expensive targets with the names of Cavani, Falcao, and Lewandowski on the tips of everyone’s tongues.
It seems likely that the Argentine would prefer a move to a Champions League team, and at the moment it is unfortunately Tottenham’s to lose. But also, it wouldn’t be surprising if they did lose it.