Premier League rivals Liverpool and Arsenal are all set to have a go in their pursuit of a striker as Napoli’s Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain is on the verge of leaving Italy. According to talksport.com, the Argentina international will leave the Serie A side Napoli at the end of this season.
The Thursday edition of The Messenger, one of the popular Newspapers in Naples, had the headline “Higuain, Goodbye Italy” and anticipated his move out of Italy. This season the 27-year-old World Cup runner-up has scored only 12 goals from 20 league matches after hitting 17 in 32 in his debut campaign.
Napoli had paid €35 million for Higuain for a move from Real Madrid in July 2013 after they sold Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani to Paris Saint- Germain. But Higuain has failed to match the expectations of the Italians. Now the Rafa Benetiz led side is looking for a striker who can score goals consistently. So, it is likely that the Argentine will move to England as Liverpool are still in search for a striker who is capable of filling the void left by Luis Suarez, who left to Barcelona at the start of this season. Liverpool are also waiting for their striker Daniel Sturridge, who is cursed with injury problems for a long time and is yet to return to the starting eleven. Their big signing this season, Mario Balotelli is going through a pale patch of form.
Apart from Liverpool, Arsenal will also go all out in signing the man, who was rumoured to have flew to London, agreed a deal and underwent a medical with the Gunners just to see him signing for Napoli in the 2013 summer window. Arsenal’s might have the likes of Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, who are capable of playing up-front, but manager Arsene Wenger will splash the cash when he sees a bargain.