Arsenal and Liverpool-linked Gonzalo Higuain's agent speaks out on future

Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked with Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Gonzalo Higuain’s brother and agent has told Radio CRC that he expects his client to remain at Napoli beyond the summer amid heavy speculation over his future.

The Argentina international’s future with the Serie A outfit has been heavily speculated upon following the club’s failure to secure Champions League football and boss Rafa Benitez’s ensuing departure.

As per a previous report in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsenal were credited with lodging an initial £29.4 million bid for the striker whilst the Metro labels Liverpool as fellow suitors.

The Premier League duo both have scope to bring in a new centre-forward, and the Reds in particular now have some funds to manoeuvre with following the £49 million sale of Raheem Sterling.

Higuain’s agent, however, has said that contrary to reports of a bid from the Gunners, no offers have been made and he expects the former Real Madrid ace to stay in Naples.

“No squad has approached me for Gonzalo and I don't know if President De Laurentiis has had any offers as I've not seen him for a while. If this was the case I'm sure he would have contacted me,” he said on Radio Crc's Si Gonfia La Rete show.

Nicolas Higuain went on to explain that his brother has three more years on his contract, and that the striker expects a summer of big transfers to achieve Champions League football next season.

Should Arsenal or Liverpool make a bid for Gonzalo Higuain?

While Higuain is a quality striker, question marks have been asked over of his ability to perform when the pressure is on, notably after Argentina’s World Cup and Copa America final defeats.

Arsenal and Liverpool have room for extra additions up top, however Higuain’s £66 million buyout clause is far too high and such vast sums of money could be spent far more wisely elsewhere.

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