Higuain agrees £150,000-a-week deal with Arsenal ahead of club record

Arsenal have agreed personal terms of around £150,000-a-week with Gonzalo Higuain ahead of the striker’s club record £22million move.

As Sportsmail revealed earlier this week, Arsenal agreed a £22million fee with Real Madrid for the 25-year-old.

That figure will smash the club’s current record of £15m – which they paid Zenit St Petersburg for Andrey Arshavin in January 2009. 

On the move: How Higuain would look in an Arsenal kit, in our mocked-up image

The Real Madrid star has been told he is free to leave the Bernebeu.

Arsenal have kept close tabs on the 25-year-old forward ever since his breakthrough into River Plate’s first-team in 2004.

Arsenal explored the possibility of signing the French-born Argentinian in 2006, but Real Madrid beat them to the punch.

Spell: Argentine international Higuain has been at Real Madrid since 2007 after joining from River Plate


But Wenger’s long wait to work with Higuain now looks set to end this summer.

Arsenal maintain a strong interest in Wayne Rooney and Stevan Jovetic, but the Higuain deal is viewed as the most realistic.

On the move: Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is closing in on a big-money switch to Arsenal




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