But Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis seems determined to hold onto his prize asset reiterating that anyone who wants Higuain will have to come up with €94m. A price he acknowledges that “not many teams can pay”.
“Higuain will not go to Juve,” De Laurentiis said on Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.
“In fact it’s not even right for Higuain to go to an Italian club.
Gonzalo has two more years on his contract, if no-one comes up with the amount equal to his release clause he’ll stay at Napoli.
“There aren’t many teams who can pay that amount. Then we’ll see if Higuain will betray the love that he swore to Neapolitans.
“At the moment, since he hasn’t spoken, this situation is just a sea of chatter. Gonzalo will arrive at Dimaro on July 25.”
It’s an incredible amount of money to pay for a 28-year-old striker who is coming off a career year. Despite the new TV deal in England, that still sounds too much for Arsenal.
Juventus as the dark horses here. They have already taken title rivals Roma’s best player in Miralem Pjanic. If they can then take Napoli’s best player also, then we might as well give then the Scudetto now.
That being said, the only way I see Higuain going to Juventus is if they sell Paul Pogba to Manchester United as that transfer would more than fund this deal.
Do you think that Huguain will still be a Napoli player when the transfer window closes?