Despite claims from within Napoli that Gonzalo Higuaín will be staying put at the Serie A club, a price-tag has been put in place for the talented frontman.
The Irish Daily Star today quote a Napoli statement which says:
“The club stresses that the Argentine has an existing contract clause of £67 million. No bids below that figure will be accepted, those who want the player will have to match that valuation.”
It is quite a hefty sum, even for Premier League heavyweights to pay out for a 27-year-old striker but his statistics last season could prove that Manchester United, along with other clubs linked with the striker such as Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea may well be doing a great bit of business, should one of them wish to dip their hands in their pockets.
In 37 Serie A games last term he scored 18 goals along with seven assists, making him a prime target for some of Europe’s elite.
Corriere Dello Sport have reported this week that Arsenal’s advances (a £43.2m bid) have already been dismissed, which shows just how highly thought of the Argentinian striker is at Napoli.
Whether any club is willing to meet his price, however, remains to be seen but one thing is for certain and that is that Higuain will score goals for any club he plays with next season; if that’s in Serie A or potentially the Premier League.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena