Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain has found his scoring touch at Serie A side Napoli, and manager Maurizio Sarri knows that there will be a lot of clubs interested in acquiring his services in the summer.
Since moving from Real Madrid to Napoli for a transfer fee of 40 million Euros in 2013, Gonzalo Higuain has gone from strength to strength at the Italian club. Having already scored 24 goals in 24 league games, Higuain looks to be closing in on his best season for the Partanopei since completing his move.
His goalscoring form, which has lead the Neopolitans to the forefront of the Serie A title challenge, has attracted interest across Europe. The club would do well to hold on to 28-year-old in the summer, amidst interest from a number of top European clubs.
Two major Premier League clubs, Arsenal and Chelsea, are reportedly very interested in signing the Argentine. Even Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is expecting bids for his number 9 from a number of clubs in the summer, including the two London giants.
“I think that for a striker like that will come many more requests, not only by these two clubs,” said Sarri, when questioned about the links to Arsenal and Chelsea. [via:fourfourtwo.com]
Reigniting the flame
Higuain was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer of 2013. He eventually ended up moving to Napoli, while the Gunners landed another Real Madrid star in playmaker Mesut Ozil.
“I was honoured by Arsenal’s interest, I have great respect for Wenger and the idea to be in his plans filled me with pride,” Higuain had said of the move back then, according to the Sun.
“But I think my decision to come to Napoli was the best, I’m really happy with this choice.”
The man of the hour for Gunners and Blues
Chelsea have suffered their worst season in their recent history, and the lack of an efficient striker has been a huge factor for the club. Although it looks like Diego Costa has rediscovered his goal-scoring form, he had a mediocre start to the season, scoring only twice under Jose Mourinho. Backup strikers Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao also do not inspire much confidence.
Arsenal have fared much better in the league but have come undone in Europe. Their recent 2-0 defeat against Barcelona once again highlighted the fact that they need a world class striker to convert the chances created by their star midfielders. Both these ambitious clubs will definitely be eyeing a move for the prolific Argentine in the summer.