Gonzalo Higuain to fill the shoes of Van Persie at Arsenal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comGonzalo Higuain looks finally set to join Arsenal, after his parent club Real Madrid granted the player and his father-cum-agent, Jorge Higuain, the permission to further the negotiations with Arsenal.
The Argentine will now fly to London to complete his £23 million switch, with the Gunners are thought to have offered him a three year contract worth up to £100,000 per week, reports The Guardian.
Higuain admitted at the end of last season that he would be willing to sever all ties with Madrid this summer, which consequently drew attentions of several European heavyweights, including Arsenal and Italian giants Juventus.
The Serie A champions initially showed great interest in signing him, but backed off from negotiations after Madrid slapped a £25 million price-tag on the player’s head. Instead, they moved swiftly to land Higuain’s compatriot, Carlos Tevez, clearing the path for Arsenal t...