Arsenal fans, who have been waiting patiently to see if their club will sign Gonzalo Higuain, can breathe a sign of relief as Napoli’s official radio station, Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, has confirmed that the forward will join Arsenal this summer.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been in search of a striker all summer. The Gunners have already failed in an attempt to bring Leicester City star Jamie Vardy to the Emirates. However, Wenger is said not to be ready to give up and is widely reported to be working round the clock to complete a couple of deals, especially the transfer of a striker, before the window closes.
Having narrowly missed out on securing the services of England international striker Jamie Vardy, as well as suffering further disappointment as Spanish giant Real Madrid’s decided to hold on to former Juventus star Alvaro Morata for next season, Arsenal fans have been worried that it could yet be another disappointing summer. Arsenal should not play games with the Arsenal fans, who have been left disappointed by the club’s lack of action in the transfer market for too many years.
However, the official radio station of Napoli claims the Serie A club would prefer sending the striker abroad, despite interest from Juventus to sign the Argentine, although Juve are said to be ready to pay more money to get the South American. Meanwhile, Arsenal are said to be ready to offer close to €50m plus Frenchman Olivier Giroud to seal the deal, which is still short of the €94 million Juventus are reportedly ready to pay.
What are the chances of this report being true?
As already stated, Radio Kiss Kiss is an official media outlet for Napoli Football Club, which means there is a real chance that what they are saying is true. However, having said that, it could well mean that the English press, who are the ones reporting the €50 million plus Giroud deal, have got their information wrong.
I don’t for one believe Wenger will let Giroud go soon and, to be honest, letting loose the Frenchman will be a mistake unless Wenger is willing to bring in two strikers and not just one.