Just as you thought this transfer window couldn’t get any more testing, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez says there’s been no offer from Arsenal for striker Gonzalo Higuain.
The Argentine has been linked with the Gunners for what seems like infinity plus one now, and reports of agreement between club and player have been doing the rounds for weeks.
There is, however, the small matter of the clubs agreeing and it seems that’s still some way off. In an interview with something called Univision, carried on a the TV channel Quatro, Perez spoke about the Higuain saga, amongst other things.
“We don’t want him to go,” he said. “Furthermore, nobody from Arsenal has come here, or made an offer, not €27m, nothing. There is no offer.”
Quite what it all means we don’t know. Other than to take his words at face value, which means there’s been no offer. Or maybe he’s spoofing just to drive the price up/make us all weep/for the laugh. We don’t know.
‘Now what?’ you might ask. We suggest hugs.
Everyone needs hugs.