Is Gonzalo Higuain set for Arsenal?
Arsene Wenger looks set to seal his first transfer of the 2013 summer window, with a reported £19 million deal in place for Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain.
Reports coming out of Spain indicate that both personal terms with the forward and a transfer fee with the Spanish side have already been sorted.
Having scored 14 times in 26 La Liga appearances this season, Higuain currently sits in second-place behind Cristano Ronaldo in the clubs goal charts.
In total, Higuain has created 21 chances for Real Madrid this season and has a shot accuracy of 66%.
Since moving to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2007, the Argentine has played 188 matches, netting a remarkable 105 times.
Such an impressive strike rate will have attracted the attention of Wenger. This transfer would definitely signal the clubs intent to challenge for silverware in the 2013/14 campaign.
Champions League Qualification
However, this deal is reliant on the Gunners qualifying for the Champions League by the time the season comes to an end.
They are currently in a good position to do this, with one game remaining, they sit in 4th place with a one point advantage over rivals Tottenham.
Is he needed?
Arsene Wenger already has Olivier Giroud, who has scored 11 league goals this season, as his first-choice centre-forward this season while Theo Walcott, Gervinho and LukasPodolski have all played up front too.
Signing a player of the calibre of Higuain, though, would be a massive boost for the Gunners, especially with him being at a top-class club and chased by a number of other teams.
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