According to Gonzalo Higuain’s father who, along with one of his brothers, acts as his agent, Arsenal have made a ‘strong offer’ for the Real Madrid striker.
His comments suggest that the two clubs are in discussions over an arrangement, at which point they’ll discuss personal terms.
“Nothing has been signed yet but I can assure you there are advanced talks between the clubs,” said Jorge Higuain.
“We wouldn’t arrange any personal contract before the clubs agree for the transfer. I’m aware Arsenal has made a strong offer, as well as Juventus.”
The reality, of course, is that Arsenal will have sounded out the Argentine before approaching Madrid, and it’s not unusual for ballpark figures to be discussed ahead of more official contact.
It now just remains for the two clubs to agree, and for Higuain to choose the Emirates as his favoured destination. It sounds simple, but much can happen even when everything appears to be in place for a transfer to go through.
Still, it looks as if it’s inching ever closer. Fingers crossed.