Can Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain become the highest goalscorer in Serie A history on Saturday night against Frosinone? Gunnar Nordahl’s record of 35 goal goals during the Swede’s 1949/50 season with AC Milan was thought to be one of those unreachable records. But the Napoli striker is two goals away from equaling it and three from doing the impossible and breaking it.
To put Higuain’s incredible season in perspective, no player has ever won the Capocannoniere title by doubling the second placed goalscorer in Italy’s top flight, but such is likely the case for the trailblazing Argentine.
Higuain’s 33 goals put him well beyond promising Juventus compatriot Paulo Dybala and removes the gloss off Carlos Bacca’s impressive debut season with AC Milan, as the fellow South Americans both sit on 17 goals leading into the final round.
Automatic Champions League qualification is at stake for Napoli, who will show little mercy to a relegated Canarini side who’ve conceded a league worst 72 goals this season.
The Stadio San Paolo will be packed with boisterous supporters to inspire the best out of their star forward one last time, who’s managed to score a goal for every 87 minutes of action this season.
Any questions regarding Higuain’s future will be put on hold until after the season. If all the right pieces fall in place during upcoming contract negotiations, Napoli could see their love affair with the Argentine endure until 2020 in a deal worth €7 million per season.
But if an offer of €60m+ comes in from England or France it would be difficult for Napoli to say no.