Arsenal make ‘strong offer’ for Higuain

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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.

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Wrighty's Gold Tooth

COME ON SON!

Loop A Hole

No we get to listen again to the line we were so used to when Eduardo played.

“He just doesn’t miss does he?”

Loop A Hole

A W is ‘now’ back.

Why is my name required
Why is my name required

Welcome to Arsenal mister Higuain.

Why is my name required the II
Why is my name required the II

@Why is my name required

hold on, you might not want to get carried away….

As much as 99.999 % of arsenal fans, including me, want this signing to happen, arsenal making such a really “top top top” quality signing so easily doesn’t sound very arsenal…….

as mr. arseblog says, keep you fingers croosed, but you might wanna wait before starting the celebrations……..

Manzi

when eduardo was around we had van persie, adebayor, carlos vela & nik bendtner. Its high time wenger got back to stockpiling strikers.

RVP Adebayor Vela Bendtner
RVP Adebayor Vela Bendtner

And we all turned out alright, didn’t we?

Mikel Artekkers

Hold on, hadn’t several papers already reported we’d done personal terms and that the transfer was a done deal and only waiting on Madrid to get a manager because Juve had pulled out having not been willing to pay as much as us? So basically they fabricated 2 or 3 separate stories on absolutely no evidence. Can’t say I’m surprised though, but that isn’t journalism and to be honest such fabrication should be illegal.

goonerbynature

I think that’s what Blogs meant when he spoke about “ballpark figures.”

The Guardian specifically said that his wages had been “agreed in principle,” which doesn’t necessarily mean that the transfer is good to go, just that, to put it simple, if the deal doesn’t happen it won’t be because he was unhappy with our wage offer.

I think the long and short of it is that we still need to settle on a fee with Real.

something arsenal

i only liked your comment because of your name

Mikel Artekkers

Yes, but how could we have come to an agreement on wages with him when his father says we haven’t spoken to them? “We wouldn’t arrange any personal contract before the clubs agree for the transfer.”

murkesacker

I’m sure he’s just masking sure there’s no suggestion of impropriety. *Cough* http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapping_up

goonerbynature

He’d been given permission by Madrid to leave, so there’s no question of tapping up. We probably just sounded him out about what we’d be willing to offer him (wages, bonuses, image rights money, blah blah) if he made the move.

Wenger's Waterbottle

We’ve got a strong hand. Come on, Arsene, Royal Flush time.

Edu's Braces

He’s good at football, I love that sort of player.

Long Dong Silver

This is how far we’ve fallen as a club. #noambition #fourthplacetrophy #wantplayersthataregoodatfootballbutnotworldclass #Wengerout

murkesacker

#IKnowItsNotTwitter
#ButHowElseWouldYouKnowIWasCool
#MyOtherAccountIsAnITK

Mills N7

If this comment is entirely ironic, then I tip my hat, sir. Exquisitely judged. If not, well, it is the internet…

Long Dong Silver

lol, I thought it was blatant that I was being sarcastic.

LANS

Come on Arsene, let’s get this one done and then move on to the next big signing.
Now is time to show the world that Arsenal as a title challenging team is back!

Lasagna

Im abit worried that Juve are still mentioned, thought they gave up.

Naija Gunner

Thought so too, and that sounds a bit scary.

You people should stop playing with our heads.

Dave Gooner

Is it worth pointing out that the source, who is both his agent AND his Dad, is unlikely to say that we are the only club interested…?

goonerbynature

Juve haven’t really put their money where their mouth is recently. Wenger got it spot on last summer about them not buying van Persie, after all the talk they ended up with…Bendtner.

Considering they’ve just done a Bosman-fuelled deal for Llorente, I’m not so sure they’re going to splash well upwards of 20 million for Higuain. If they had 20 million to spend, they would have done it last summer with van Persie, and this was obviously even before they signed Llorente.

Rictastic

With Juve being mentioned as ‘still in contention’ it makes me a bit apprehensive we’ll get this guy. The attraction of an Italian champion or the 4th place kings of England. Hmmm. In one hand I have a chance at challenging for the Champions League and winning league honors while in the other hand I’ll be fighting to achieve third place in the league at best (Higuain’s thought process).

Whoever’s doing the negotiations must have a hard sell in marketing Arsenal as a preferred destination if AMBITION is the criteria Higuain is going with. Don’t get me wrong I love Arsenal but lets be objective here. A league title won’t be coming our way next season and we’d be lucky to win a domestic cup with this squad. Let’s not live in the realm of fantasy where we assume we’ll be getting quality signings yet in reality Arsene ends up saying the market is overvaluing players and there isn’t any quality out there to buy.

Merlin's Panini

If he comes to Arsenal Higuain would be guaranteed the number 1 strikers spot. I think Giroud will do well to challenge him but Higuain will be ahead of him definitely. If he went to Juventus he would have to displace Fernando Llorente and that would be a much harder task. Seeing as he was playing second fiddle to Benzema last season I think he’d prefer to be the top dog. I guess we’ll have to wait and see though, won’t we.

Rictastic

So he’d rather walk into a team rather than face competition??? That doesn’t sound like a player we’d want on our books. If i was him I’d rather go to a team that’s competitive and has a chance of bagging titles. Additionally, I’d rather be on a team that gives me a fair shoot at the first 11. Real Madrid didn’t offer him a fair shake, thats obvious. Lets wait and see.

Double Canister

It’s ok Mikel
Arseblog have tapped their phones, nothing illegal about that…..

And do you think those Americans calling around to everyone’s house are RELLY a religious cult?
Those black suits kind of give a clue…..

This deal is sounding very very similar to how we got Santi last summer. And that’s a good thing.
If we get the Hig boss in and Sanogo, that’s the striker shopping done for the summer. So shrek is off the list thanks be to bejasus.
Still plenty of money will be left over for a GK, CB and DM if Wenger thinks we need more cover.

Puns Made Obvious For Stupid People
Puns Made Obvious For Stupid People

“Hig boss in”

Higgs Boson

Saba

I doubt it will happen because last time we was close to signing Juan Mata and look where he ended up. Till it’s confirmed on arsenal site not going to believe what everybody says. It’s annoying but just deal with it 🙂

Naija Gunner

Let’s have him already, damn it!

Sick of all these unconfirmed stories.

Elly

Fingers and toes crossed!

thegoon

Hiquian is world class Rooney would be a great addition once you get it out of your head that he was a man u player. And fellaini or someone like that would be vital for title challenge as well as a goalie if wenger sees fit. If Rooney comes which i doubt, maybe well go back to two upfront…

Eurazian

Rooney would be a great addition once you get it out of your head that he is overweight, inconsistent, a Man U player, and has a personality that is possibly uglier than his face.

eleanor

You want Wenger to play Fellaini as a goalkeeper?

Interesting idea.

You want us to shell out a huge sum of money for Rooney?

Now you’re just being silly.

Rufusstan

A player with Rooney’s skillset would be a great addition.

The deal-breaker in his case, is that he IS Rooney.

His downsides have little to do with his ability to play football.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Running about tirelessly but pointlessly is one of his most-used skills in the last year or so. Asking for a transfer is also something he is getting better at.

Otis

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Hal

Until its on the Arsenal website I can’t let my self believe it. It’s not like Arsenal to have their transfer business all over the papers. Remember we were going to buy Mata. Until its signed mr Abramovich stil has time find an old pair of trousers and find that he has £30 mil in pocket change. Come on Arsene if you want him get him quickly.
Simply Arsenal.

nickgooner

Dear Bergkamp please let this deal happen, would mean so much to the club and the fans if it did. When was the last time the club held on to their best players and made a statement of intent like this? Obviously there are other areas but striker should be top of the priority list.

TeeCee

All: Praise be to Bergkamp.

Emem ekara

Whatever it wil take 2 bring higuain and rooney or i even prefer higuain an david vila up front arsenal wil atleast win a trophy next season.

Dgaj

Yes please!

DoubleDoubleDouble

It’s Sunday, I can’t imagine that they do much business on a Sunday, I’m going back to bed.

KiwiGooner

Madrid won’t sign off any deal till the manager says so…..oh wait they haven’t got one!!

It Is What It Is

Who is Ancelotti?

Jingle

the phat ass that needs to sign the papers.

lordgunner

since when any manager at madrid have any say to witch player he is signing. the only one who got this power was the chav one . he is gone now back where perez is the one who decide . and ancelotti isnt yet their manager because PSG refuse to let him go before they have a decnt manager to take over

D Fresh

Seeing as how your so strong willed,you can “deal with it” for all of us Saba.Me…I’m gonna carry on looking for every bit of Internet bullshit!

Some of its gotta be true,right?…
Please tell me it is

The Ghost of Peter Storey
The Ghost of Peter Storey

These sort of negotiations are like ever-decreasing circles until you get to an agreement. It all sounds very promising, but these things take time to arrange. I think that AW will have it done next week, in time for everyone to have a holiday (if they’re not on one already) and to join in at the start of pre-season training.

frrrred

A confirmed Arsenal signing posing with the shirt, all smiles. I just want abit of that right now.come on!!

Arsenal's Arse

Holy Shit!

Lec

If only Bendtner had done his job at being the greatest striker that ever lived then we wouldn’t have this distateful competition from Juve!

damn you!

Arseblood

Wenger will probably stick him on the wing anyway! Wiltord, Arsh, Wallcot, Eduardo, Bendtner, Podolski….

Dick Swiveller

Hmm, with his pace and technique as well as the intelligence of his movement, you might have an idea.

Higuain-Giroud-Theo

Target-man to play off and deadly finishing combined with pace, nice option if Santi plays in midfield or Poldi is banjaxed.

Sholayniceguy

Let’s hope this go through then add felani and Rooney, we still need a) CD. Ending trophless Now

SA10

RIP English!

Arsene's left nipple piercing
Arsene's left nipple piercing

A burned CD? Preferably something french. I like the way they think.

SR819

I doubt we can afford to sign Higuain, Rooney and Fellaini. We have to stay true to our beliefs and not compromise our self sustainable business model just for the sake of some so called “marquee” signings that could financially cripple us.

_

Foremost, I can’t imagine Arsene paying 250+pw to someone with Rooney’s attitude, or Rooney agreeing with a significant lowering of his wages. On the other hand, this is exactly the reason why Rooney would not be that expensive. But with the current team and Rooney’s attitude, I would prefer not going for the risk unless it is absolutely necessary. However, the list of better choices is quite long: Higuain, Gomez, Lewandowski, Jovetic.

Long Dong Silver

If we sign Rooney, the only marqee I foresee is United fans’ pants.

TeeCee

The only reason you can consider Rooney as a “marquee signing” is that, if pushed, we could stick some tent poles in his shirt and serve drinks in there.

Gooner On The Road

Heeg Wah Een!

Do it!

All jokes aside, I heard through my friend’s second cousin’s gardener, (who also landscapes Stan Kroenke’s moustache) and he promises me that Higuain has already bought a house in Staines. Very reliable source there.

Max

A good benchmark for the other signings Mr W.

jason

HAPPY DAYS!!

what kind of striker will he be?

Gary neville analysed our attack and saids we need a runner to get into the space.

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10200179400789485

Do you think he could be this player?

cisco

I haven’t seen the link, but from your interpretation it seems Neville has said we need a Walcott up front?

Somehow I don’t beleive it 🙂

jason

Well watch it? then comment 🙂

DoubleDoubleDouble

Did you watch it?

He’s talking about a runner from midfield who finds a gap to run in to, e.g. Ljungberg.

I think that should be what Wilshere should do more of, but Neville thinks otherwise – though he doesn’t really elaborate on why.

He makes the point that Cazorla’s natural game is to move toward the ball, rather than into space.

jason

We need a out and out striker.

Will Higuain fit the bill?

Pingpong

I’ve said that for a long time, we need a RUNNER OF THE BALL.

lordgunner

dog fetch

Leandro

Okay, I’ve put this off long enough but I think it’s time I watch Higuain videos on Youtube.

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SA10

Arsenal are defending a corner. Mertesacker jumps the highest and clears it, but only till the waiting Arteta. Arteta carries the ball forward, lobs it to Cazorla, who skips past two and lays it to Wilshere. Wilshere threads a wonderful throughball to the oncoming Higuain. Higuaiiiiiiiiin!
Vintage Arsenal!

Burak

Ahem… Koscielny jumps the highest, surely. He’s a boss.

Nice scenario to imagine though!

Double Canister

What about the 17 sideways passes?

simic

Ask google

Boblex

Denilson is gone, so thats less sideways passing!

Arsey

He really would transform our squad – take it to the next level. I can barely believe we lasted the entirety of last season and finished fourth with the striking options we had at our disposal.

Without a doubt, for me, signing Higuain would be the best and most exciting thing to happen to Arsenal since Viera scored that penalty and we won the FA Cup in 2006.

Gonz

*2005

renaissance rosicky

To be fair, Sagna’s header against Spurs comes close. Quite joyful, especially in retrospect.

Long Dong Silver

What about Lord Campbell’s goal in the CL final?

WengersCoat

Higuain would make our team near enough complete if this transfer does go through (which it looks highly likely that it will). If we secure him, we need to focus on one more major signing and I’m sure we can win a few trophies next seasons. Fingers crossed guys! #COYG

mike

2 more, maybe 3. a proper Defensive Midfielder of good quality, Lars bender Sven bender Fellani level. a good experienced gk cesar fits that bill and replace any sales. tbh i would love to see 2 dms, a little depth please

Tapscotts testicles

Meh………..

A N Other

I seriously doubt juve have the financial muscle to pull him. I think juve is been used by players agents and Real Madrid to get some sort of bargaining power. Arsenal is too smart for that to happen.

mike

you think they can’t? along with an easier league and italian taxes

Long Dong Silver

What are they going to pay in? Pizza slices?

Gooner37

Arsenal buying the big boys in the transfer market is like watching a race between a tortoise and a snail….nothing ever seems to happen!

eMANafc

Come to papa, pipita!

jason

Tony Adams just stated we can do better than Higuain, that he should of had chips job, that we are miles off winning the title because area’s of our team aint strong enough.

Not the best comments to state as a Arsenal legend wanting a job with the Arsenal. 🙁

John

Adams is correct to an extent. While Chips is a good guy, appointing a chairman such as David Dein would have sent shock waves to other clubs, more than any summer signing will do. One can dream..

TeeCee

“…appointing a chairman such as David Dein would have sent shock waves to other clubs…”

Damned right it would. They’d have been on the phone in seconds asking; “How much does your lad reckon we’d have to pay for ${Arsenal_player}?”…..

mike

we just need to blow juventus out of the water with personal terms now

tytee

thought i’d add my take on Wayne Wooney. nobody seems to be saying this but I don’t want that bugger at the Grove. he’s the reason why we stopped on our 49 game unbeaten run. nasty bugger is a diver. a cheat. he’s fat. unfit. not hardworking enough. got tantrums. and on top of all that he’s ugly too.

no thankyou. piss off. we can do much better than him.

Gooner Power

Once we sign him, the good ol days will be back. Man he has a great finness shot, lobs and all sorts!!! Can’t wait 🙂

Dial square

Higuain and Fellaini would do me, come on Ivan and Arsene – Arsenal fans everywhere are pulling their hair out, we know (hope) there is a lot going on behind closed doors – but throw us a fucking bone!!

Joe Spasm

Am Tired of all dis stories. I want de deal done already. Making me hav sleepless nites. Higuain plz come

tytee

get Higuain. keep Giroud and Poldi although I wudnt mind a better striker than Poldi. but looks like he’s staying. so keep those 3. get rid of Gervinho. and ffs get Walcott to play up front as opposed to the wing.

get a better player for RM. we were interested in Grenier. he can play RM. lets get a real winger. Ryo should be back from injury too. Chambo can play RM too. Cazorla on the left or right or central or just behind the striker 😀 kid can play anywhere

tytee

this site’s got a few too many tools on it. 8 to be specific

Goon Goon Goon

All we need now is a young centre back and Fellaini and were done :o)

jason

Yeh we need a LM, CDM, Higuain and a experienced goal keeper to challenge scezney and believe me they dont cost much.

Forfuckssake

Higuin, Rooney and Fellani will be a strange wank.

Finsbury Park Gooner

Yeah the fat spud can fuck right off, no real gooner would ever wanna see that overrated twot in an Arsenal shirt.

OneNaijaGooner

Just to point out something… If you ever believe sites like caughtoffside, you are miles offside. And you should be made to run the length of Emirates 10 times like that twat bayor, then beaten with a canoe paddle.

Just sign HeegWaaEeen already. The fella knows how to strike a ball!!! C O Y G

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