The Gonzalo Higuain transfer deal is becoming more and more fluid with every passing day and this weekend; after captaining Real Madrid to victory on their final game of the season; the Argentine made his desire to leave the club very clear: http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11835/8749458/Transfer-News-Gonzalo-Higuain-to-leave-Real-Madrid
"I am leaving Real Madrid, the decision has been made, I feel the time is right and I want a change of scenery. I have not decided where I will go, but the club already know that I want to go. It was my decision. It is hard, it was not easy but I want to go to another club, with new challenges. Juventus? Yes, they are a possibility but I do not know.’’
Music to the ears of some Arsenal fans as one of our more optimistic readers commented on the posts of our coverage of Higuain’s announcement.
"Sounds like juventus are the only club that have put an offer in for him. But his also waiting (hoping) for another club's offer too. (Arsenal I hope)"
And you really could genuinely read it that way. I mean if he wants to sign for Juventus that could be signed, sealed and delivered by now; it certainly is plausible he could be playing the waiting game.
So with Arsenal truly in the mix they should definitely go for it. Fast, strong and deadly in front of goal; given the opportunity to be number one striker I have little doubt he would be one of the best in the Premier League; potentially a 30-goal a season striker just waiting to get out.
What would that mean for Juventus though?
They are signing Fernando Llorente yes but concerns are growing that the Spaniard’s season in the cold at Bilbao was not just to do with his contractual obligations to Turin. An extra, younger, frontman is desired.
They have been priced out of a Stevan Jovetic deal but according to some sources they see Mexican striker Javier Hernandez as a potential alternative.
The Manchester United striker is barely getting first-team football at Old Trafford currently and could be tempted into a move should he be given assurances about his role in the team
He delivered a timely reminder of his talents this weekend by grabbing a double against Nigeria in international action for El Tricolor and United would be reluctant to sell but at £17 million it might be a piece of business they cannot refuse.
So if Arsenal win the race for Higuain you never know; they may be opening the exit door for Chicharito at Manchester United.
Do you think Hernandez could be on his way to Juventus?
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