Higuain granted permission to negotiate with Arsenal


Jorge Higuain, father of Gonzalo and aficionado of beat poet Allen Ginsberg, says that he has permission from Real Madrid to speak to Arsenal and conclude a deal which feels like it has been going on for an eternity at this stage.

According to Marca, who are quoting TuttoMercato, Jorge rapped, “We do not negotiate with any club without permission of the selling club.

“We have permission [from Madrid] and hopefully we can soon see my son in the Premier League.”

None of Higuain’s other relatives were available for comment, but it does look as if things are getting closer to a conclusion.

Yeah, we know. Believe it when we see it and all that, but it’s got to be viewed as a positive.

[Source – in Spanish]


    • Lady Arse suggests that the quotes have been recycled from those given 10 days ago, but with some extra bits (regarding his son playing in the Premier League). As long as that extra bit wasn’t made up, it looks good…

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    • Negotiating multi million pound deal you’d hope. I would imagine they tend to drag a bit if youre not a shiek or oligarch

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    • anyone know if this is just a rehash of the quotes daddy higuain gave a few weeks back when everything seem safe and optimistic?

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    • hopefully higuain will sign. phil neville back at moanchester un-united as coach, ryan ( hairy welsh tosser) giggs player coach, robbin van rapist, anal bandit sausage jockey adviser, and alex ( red nosed alcoholic twat) ferguson, the new head cheerleader for another misrable twat, andy (why is life so hard for me) murray. as for rooney, what a complete cunt. 50th game of our unbeaten season and the arsehole dives for a penalty, has a wig on his bonce, likes to shag pensioners,lives in a swamp, and scored a wonder goal against us which shot him to fame when at evershit. cunt!!!! oh shit, he just signed for the mighty gunners. always said he was world class. thoroughly bloody nice bloke and handsome too

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      • I see what you did there… might wanna work on the build up.. no need to lay into United and Andy (anybody but England) Murray though for that punch line. the Rooney part stands up on its own

        alternativily you could just open with “Rooney is a knob!”

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    • Seb Said “what have we been doing for the past 2-3 weeks?”

      If you mean AFC when you say ‘we’. I’d guess we were waiting for Real Madrid to give us the OK to speak to him.

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    • With the access we have these days I’m not sure how any transfer of note can avoid this sort of thing. This is a bit stretched but it comes with the territory these days.

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  1. I hate long drawn out pre-season transfer news. I always get hyped about who we might sign and more often than not we sign a Chris Kiwomya type. I just heard we are in for Gareth Barry. A little part of me just died.

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    • If we sign barry im gonna start supporting forfar or some other obscure non team. Really barry? Im not english so I dont look on him with the three lions glasses on and put quite simply he’s shite. He’d be good playing for stoke or some such but not for a team like arsenal. City bought him cos they could how he ever got in the team isa mystery. Id rather see nasri come back and play holding midfield for us

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      • Don´t know if the Barry stuff is reliable (probably not), but if it is, then I can´t see why that would be such a bad thing. For me we do not necessarily need a big DM signing. We have Arteta, and Wilshere or Ramsey next to him. What we need is a back-up to Arteta, a squad player. Barry would fit nicely to that role.

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    • We’re not signing Barry. Apparently, he’s on his way out of the club, so his agent is working overtime to plant links with the media. Shop window, that’s all.

      I imagine Barry will sign for one of the newly promoted Premier League teams. He’d provide a bit of top-level experience in the short term while not overshadowing any of the existing players.

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      • Since we announced we have LOADS of cash we are buying everyone, according to the media. Its a win win for them, bullshit links to any available player = hits. Slating Wenger for getting pipped at the post because we wouldnt pay that much = hits.

        The Suarez stuff this morning is risible, but I guess it gives us all some comedy to relieve the transfer tension.

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    • Bollocks, you just don’t pay attention to other clubs. Go to any other team’s Sky page and you’ll see piles of this shit.

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  2. Couldn’t find the quotes myself and it kinda seems like they’ve been made up, but tbh fuck it, its better to believe we’re getting somewhere

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  3. Just SIGN DA TING! Or, as they say in Espanól, “Firmó del TINGHO!” (That was a 10 second Google job with a made up word at the end, I know shit about Spanish)

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  4. He is quoted on Marca.

    It will happe. Arsenal take ages over announcing anything. We have only just announced Don Vito’s move and still nothing on the website about Djourou.

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  5. Please don’t wet the bed on this one over a few million quid. I never thought I’d say that. Get it done. Football is not a morality play.

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  6. WTF is Inagist.com?

    Anyway, this is up on there, posted 24 minutes ago:

    Jorge Higuaín (Higuain’s brother): “Gonzalo will join Arsenal on a 3 year deal. He will travel to London tomorrow.”
    @RealMadridxCR7 24 minutes ago 3 retweets

    Likely to be made up bollocks?

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  7. Hi Guyz please let still have the faith in Wenger…he will do a good job this season…. Hala GUNNERS!!!!

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  8. Arsenal are the most sloggish club when its come to transfer market. But to sell our players always working fast. Ȋ don’t know what all does old men are stil doing in arsenal board ther just money makers

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    • I dunno about that, seemed like the time from RvP pissing everyone off and actually buggering off was pretty long to me.

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      • And it took ages for us to finally agree to let Cesc go for the pittance Barca was offering. In fact (IMO) that delay was the reason that Mata went to the Chavs – I think the money we wanted for Cesc was to be used to trigger Mata’s release clause and, when it expired, his price (almost) doubled and Barca had STILL not met our valuation for Cesc, we dithered long enough for the man with the roubles to jump in.

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  9. Why is it every transfer we do takes so long to sort out.. Its painfull watching. Is it wenger penny pinching trying to nock off a few quid.. things need to be speeded up. that’s where we miss david dien…

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  10. Wow, I don’t think I’ve been so excited about an Arsenal transfer since Glenn Helder signed. When you’re a football fan, it’s so difficult to see the bigger picture because that’s not the way we understand football but I’m starting to come around to the fact that the last eight years of pain and frustration have not been in vain. This guy is fucking quality and soon to be a gooner. I’m ear to fucking ear!

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  11. Blogs you are the dogs balls when it comes to information 🙂 made my year happy happy days bring it on
    RVP kiss our red asses you cunt spud loving fucker but we have the real deal now lol

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  12. Mooro – sounds like complete bollocks mate.

    Why would we spend 22m on a player and only sign him for 3 years?

    Absolute tosh.

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  13. Well fishy, this. Old quotes with a slap of lippie on it. Also, 3 years? Fuck off, only free transfers do less than 4 these days.

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  14. So what was all the BS we’ve heard for weeks now that Higuain had agreed personal terms with Arsenal?
    Mark my words!.
    Wenger’ gonna count nickels and dimes and will fuck it up again…. as always!

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  15. Heh, that part about his relatives made me chuckle. Nice one Blogs. Seems like the wait for a statement of intent is having its toll on all of us.

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  16. Him given permission to speak to us by Madrid…..does this not mean its likely we’ve agreed some sort of fee? I mean what would be the point of letting him speak to us, if they’re not going to except a fee?

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  17. I, for one, don’t particularly rate Higuain. He was often second choice to Benzema – though that could have been a system or tactical practicality. Nevertheless, signing him shows intent and ambition.

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    • I have said it already, but I don’t understand how they could rate Benzema above him. Not from what I’ve seen anyway. I think it’s going to be like Juve selling Thierry and not knowing what they had!

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      • I hope your right. He looked completely lost against Dortmund. And Dortmund plays a high tempo style he’ll see more of in the prem.

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        • I hope so too! Just get a beer, put on a YouTube Higuain goal fest and relax. I’m sure it’s going to be ok.

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      • We used to have one (1), now we’ve got two (2) French strikers who are better than Karim Benzema!

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    • I not sure about Higuain either to be honest. Youtube looks good, he’s boss on Fifa 13, the stats all point to “awesome signing,” but… I still remember a good friend of mine who’s Spanish and supports Madrid threatening to cut off his (Higuain’s) balls and stuff them down his throat if ever he contrived to miss in front of an open goal again. This was a few years back in that period when Real always went out in the first round of the CL, Royston Drenthe on his knees out on the pitch at the end of the match and all that. So who knows.

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  18. Let’s get this over with,it’s dragged on for too long,it now appears to be a scam.We are all too aware of Wenger’s
    transfers/transfet negotiations history.If this is going down the same lane,then,give it to us now.Some of us have very mild cardiac strength.

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  19. His club would have to give permission on paper before he could talk to any perspective buyer but that’s all shite as we know.
    If true I would guess the clubs have agreed a price and are just going through the motions
    Come on Arsenal release the statement we have been expecting for weeks

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  20. Guys all I’m saying is Wilshere is now following Higuain on twitter. This has to be a good sign.. Right.. Right???

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  21. Wen we haz sighned Higwayne, then we can consentrate on getting Rooni and Bale and Romario. Wit Julius Caesar in goal we can be more beter than Everton.

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  22. This is all rehashed bollocks. The TMW quotes are 10 days old and the 3 year deal is made up by @RealMadridxCR7 – some dodgy twitter account. It’s a scam and most of Europe just slurped it up, judging by Twitter

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  23. wenger is best know for this his other name is prolong transfer saga, from arshavin to mata now higuain
    that is why he always lost player to other club when he shows interest cos he acts like a snail
    u hear gossip of other club today tomorrow they re unavailing is his case its reverse

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    • Nah, the way it works is that as soon as there is even a sniff around any player, it is reported and then when they actually sign it *seems* like it’s been going on for an age but really it’s just the 1 piece of crap that stuck to the wall.

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  24. Hey how about this for an arsenal line up next year:: Caesar-sagna pique koscielny evra
    -jovetic Wilshire carzolar-rooney higuain messi good or what?!!

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  25. I’m seeing this as deal done. I’m basing this assumption on the hope that higgsy had given us a polite nod prior to our approach with Madrid.

    As has already been said. We won’t be accused of tapping him up but I reckon a nod has been given nonetheless.

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  26. Come on. 3 Year deal??? No sane club (or ours) would spend best part of 30 million Euros for a 3 year deal. This is total fabricated shite…

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  27. I wonder if this will end with Higuain signing for another team who comes in at the last minute, after weeks of protracted talks with Arsenal, trying to force down the price? Why there is a need for that given the alleged ‘warchest’ of £70m that is being banded around in the press? Could it be that the £70m was a cunning ruse to get Arsenal fans to renew their season tickets? Perish the thought.

    Bring back David Dein, he knew how to get deals like this done under the radar, and quickly. I’m sick of us taking the cheapskate route and losing out to teams we should be competing against. Every time I see Mata play for Chelsea I think of what could have been, he could have at least signed for Barca/Real the selfish bastard…

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  28. Really hope that we’re not being given another feed of shit. Really have no faith in Wenger and his so-called right-hand men. We need a closer, a pit bull not a French poodle seeing these deals though, quickly and ruthlessly. Its called business.

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  29. Did he say anything about Arsenal?
    A guy at work said ManClitty were starting to show their interest in him.

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  30. Not signing hazard was more painful for me than losing Mata. Every day in the press it was hazard to from around February onwards.

    Anyway, who cares.They are both twats. I’m buzzing at the prospect of getting a deal done for the Higster. Preferably before I hand my employer a sick line for stress.

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  31. Let’s hope we are getting close to the end
    of this saga. It’s been far too long.

    As for Barry, I agree he would be a good squad player, but not for £100k a week. That’s what Shitty are paying him. Sounds like total bollocks to me.

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  32. “Nulla è stato ancora firmato, ma vi assicuro che la trattativa tra i club è in fase molto avanzata. Noi non discutiamo un contratto prima che i club raggiungano un accordo di trasferimento. Sono sicuro che l’Arsenal ha fatto una grande offerta, così come la Juventus”
    ” Nothing has been signed yet, but I assure you that the transaction between the clubs is at a very advanced stage.. We are not discussing a contract before the clubs reach an agreement on the transfer. I’m sure sure that Arsenal have made a big offer, just like Juventus.”his is what is actually on TMW today:

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  33. Oops – last post got a bit bolloxed up with the pasting on my phone but I hope you can get the sense of it.

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  34. Would anyone really be surprised if we just signed somebody else completely out of left field and didn’t get Higuain? There’s too much attention and talk about him, which makes me uneasy (as uneasy as I can feel about something that has no personal effect on me), in Arsenal world things are usually more under the radar

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  35. even players leaving mention the trouble their prospective clubs have negotiating with arsenal, facksake just pay the extra 4 million mars bars…

    is it dick law ???
    is it gazidis ?
    or is it the control freak?

    who knows
    jesus frikken wept

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    • I reckon it’s Dick Law.

      Not too long ago, I heard on a podcast from someone who was friends with an agent who dealt with Dick Law. Apparently, Dick Law has pissed off nearly every club he has dealt with, with his attitude.

      We were going for Gary Cahill when he was at Bolton. We were told by Bolton that they would not accept anything less than £10m, which we agreed. Dick Law & Order then travelled up to Bolton to meet with the club, was shown around the club, only to get into the meeting and offer £4 million and not a penny more. They told him that he was wasting their time and that the meeting was called off because he refused to go a penny higher than £4 million.

      Not sure how credible it is, but if true, the guy sounds like the worst person in the world to be handling negotiations.

      I still don’t like the fact that he is based in Denver.

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  36. Something big is coming to Arsenal

    Higuain, Cesar and Fellaini

    All to be announced by Friday. You’ll all have a jolly weekend.

    Have faith in Stan

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  37. Hope it happens..i fright for our credibility if it doesnt…would other players not take us seriousy?

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  38. If the deal is complete or nearing completion then can I say CONGRATS WENGER and I look forward to signing Fellaini and Rooney fast.Time and tide waits for no man…………common wenger push hard to get what you and all of us want. God bless you wemnger.

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  39. Think the deal is done as there seems to be no interest from any club that could beat us,probably going to be announced this week..arsenal are just taking time coz hes probably our marquee signing of the summer,wish they would do it fast tho so we could concentrate on our nest transfer

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  40. I dont see why anyone is suprised if it took us near 6 weeks to sign Yaya Sanogo on a bosman from Auxere. Albeit he was at the U20 WC.

    I just want wenger to come out and say something…. if he says he’s interested in Higuain, then we know he’s not gonna sign him, or if he goes for the old “i do not know this player” wink wink as he did with Santi, then we know its close.

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    • If he talks to the press about this then the press will expect an answer from him about the 1 million rumours they will make up every day!

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  41. This morning, The Sun say that bookies have stopped taking bets on Suarez joining Arsenal. Yesterday, we were making a move for Gareth Barry. There’s an awful lot of crap out of there!

    Suarez?!?! What on earth?!?

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    • I’m all for Suarez joining if the contract stipulates that he must chomp on a certain Dutch Skunk’s gonads every time we play ManU.

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  42. Higuain arrives in London for talks. Gazidis shakes his hand. Wenger is pacing up and down uncomfortably, trying to zip his jacket up, refusing to look at gonzalo. Gazidis “Arsene, are you ok”? “I’m scared of big name players, I’m scared of success, I’m scared of big name players, I’m scared of success…” 2 hours later, wenger is sectioned. Gazidis stoney faced “unfortunately we are not able to sanction the deal until arsene is discharged from hospital, but please believe me, a deal is close”.

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  43. Apparently Higuain’s mom wants Higuain’s room cleaned completely. Wenger agrees to cleaning 3/4 th of the room. Reports claim that Higuain’s mom refuses to settle for less.

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    • Usmanov gives a press conference confirming AFC should have organised the cleaning of 1,000 rooms per hour (one of them could be in Mrs Higuains house).

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    • I don’t think we can have it both ways re transfer fees.

      At the very top, there are players like Ronaldo and Neymar … or Falcao (£50M+) … maybe even Cavani(?). We could always just buy one of these each season and pay them £200K+ a week, or we do what we’re doing this window. Which seems to be freeing up money by moving on (loan or otherwise) just about everyone who isn’t going to be a first-team regular.

      A player of Higuain’s pedigree isn’t going to cost what Giroud cost and I’d rather like to think he’s going to be somewhat more productive. Personally, I think the low 20s million is a bit of a bargain, just as I think it’d be with Fellaini.

      But every signing carries its risks. Torres and Carroll are prime examples. So is Suarez for Liverpool and Adebayor for Sp*rs. Even when they cost nothing in transfer fees (Chamakh) or little (Bendtner) there can be problems. Was Arshavin worth it? We certainly thought so at the time.

      The bottom line is that now we’ve a lot more commercial money we can buy players priced in the £20M to £30M bracket without compromising our finances.

      It’s not AFC who are setting the fees, but the vendor. But, then again, would any of us be happier if we waited it out until late August in the (perhaps vain) hope of knocking a few million off the cost? I don’t think so.

      So, while I don’t think we’re overpaying for this guy, the only way we’re really going to know is when we see him play.

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    • if we signed him for only three years we could might as well not have signed him at all. if this is the case then by this exact time next season there’s gonna be “what will happen with higuain, only 2 years left on contract – newly-rich asshole-clubs clubs are ready to start bidding” posts all over the place.

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