Transfer Latest – Higuain rumoured to be joining Arsenal, Barcelona secure first option on three Santos youngsters, Alvaro Negredo to play under Pellegrini.

Higuain very close to signing for Arsenal

Known for often being too frugal in the transfer market, Arsène Wenger is rumoured to be on the verge of securing the most expensive signing in the club’s history, Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain for a fee of around 28 million Euros. Several sources have claimed that the deal will be completed within days, with the Argentine forward earning about 100k per week for a 4 year contract.

Having spent all his career in Europe at Real Madrid, there might be some doubts regarding his adaptation to English football, but in principle Higuain is a guarantee of goals, many goals, as he has been showing over the years. He’s also still quite young and could become Arsenal’s star forward for the foreseeable future should the deal indeed materialize. Arsène Wenger is desperate to put an end to Arsenal’s almost decade long run without a trophy and this move is a clear statement of intent.

Barcelona Secure First Option on Three Santos Youngsters

As a part of the recent Neymar deal, Barcelona and Santos also agreed that the Blaugrana would have first option on three Santos youngsters: 17-year-old forward Victor Andrade, 16-year-old striker Gabriel Barbosa and a yet unnamed third players. Both Andrade and Barbosa have already shown a lot of promise in the Brazilian Serie A and if they do blossom into world class players Barcelona will now be in a privileged position to benefit from it and secure their signing.

The Neymar deal has clearly generated some excellent relations between both clubs, in a partnership that promises to be very beneficial for Barcelona given the amount of top talent Santos are known to generate

Alvaro Negredo Possibly About to Join Manchester City

Sky sources have reported than Manchester City are targetting Sevilla’s forward Alvaro Negredo as part of Manuel Pellegrini’s plan for the new season, for a fee of around 25 million. The deal is rumoured to be complete next week, with Negredo joining City’s already vast array of top quality forwards. The Sevilla striker has long been the best Spanish striker in La Liga alongside David Villa and routinely racked over 20 goals a season, providing an excellent aerial threat as well as more than adequate technical ability.

Tottenham is also rumoured to be interested in the Spanish striker, but there’s little doubt that if a bidding war ensues City have the overwhelming advantage, as they will look to concede Pellegrini his wish to have Negredo at his disposal this season.