Higuain attracting Premier League interest‎

Will a move to England be in Higuain’s future?


Liverpool are one of a handful of Premier League clubs being linked with Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The Daily Mail reports that the Argentine international has rejected a contract extension at the Bernabeu, and Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is one manager monitoring the situation in Spain.

Higuain has been in fantastic form for the Galacticos, scoring 22 goals so far in this La Liga season. Two of those came last night in the 4-2 victory over Getafe, with Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo both notching doubles for Los Merengues.

The 22-year-old began his professional career at River Plate, scoring at almost a goal every other game for the Argentine Primera División side after making his debut in 2004.

A €13 million move to Madrid followed in 2007, and the striker has since appeared over 100 times for the Spanish giants.

International recognition followed, with Higuain earning his first senior cap in 2009, and he’s expected to play a pivotal role for Diego Maradona’s World Cup side alongside Lionel Messi in this summer’s World Cup.

Turning back to Madrid, and their inability to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League could well mean a glut of new signings at the Bernabeu when the transfer window re-opens.

With Florentino Perez ready to splash the cash once again, it’s apparent that Higuain isn’t not ready to commit to Real with his place possibly in jeopardy.

That has put Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert as well, but Liverpool boss Benitez is keen to strengthen his attacking options further and could see the Argentine as a perfect fit for the club.

The price could obviously prove to be a stumbling block for the Anfield outfit, and the Reds will have to let a handful of players go before making their intentions known in the summer transfer window.


6 Responses to Higuain attracting Premier League interest‎

  1. ArgenPool says:

    As much as I would LOVE to see him at Anfield, we have zero chance under the current ownership regime sadly. If, and its a big if, he does join the Prem, its more likely to be Man City, maybe Chelsea, cant see anybody else affording him right now.

  2. pintadoazulblanco says:

    It may not be as big an “If” as you may think.

    If Madrid does not give him the salary he is asking for, and deserves, he may very well move on.

    Why not the Premier League? I think he would fit in really well.

    What do Liverpool fans say about Higuain?

    Would they support the signing?

  3. Chris says:

    I think he would do great in the PL, my only fear is, of him not getting minutes on the pitch.. i just dont want him to become a bench-warmer and make a move to a different club just for money. he’s doing an amazing job at the moment, nearly scoring 1-2+ goals every match, it would be a wasted talent if he does not get played. I can understand a potential transfer if he was not being played at RM, but thats not the case.
    if he goes to liverpool, where will he fit? Torres is the star for LP, if he were to go to Chelsea, they have Drogba, Franco Di Santo barely had any minutes, i knw Di Santo is no where near Pipita’s level, but… i dont know, i might be wrong i guess, I just fear he’ll be benched for the most part.. My opinion stick it out with RM for a while longer, as long as he continues to score goals, dont get me wrong, i agree, he deserves the money he asks for, i just want to see him continuing his form, and improving more !

  4. pintadoazulblanco says:

    I agree with you but as far as Pipita’s new contract with Madrid, its been all talk from the club so far, they haven’t made a serious offer to him. Otherwise he would’ve resigned.

    They’re paying top salaries to bench warmers but they can’t pay a decent salary to their top goal scorer?

    If I was Higuain I would find the situation unacceptable and would definitely begin to entertain offers from other clubs.

    Real Madrid is not the entire world of football.

    Leaving Madrid would not signify the end of Higuain’s career.

  5. pintadoazulblanco says:

    As far as Liverpool, it seems to be a good club for Argentine players. Mascherano & Insua have been success stories there. Maxi appears to be settling in ok.

    I’m sure having Rafa Benitez as manager has alot to do with it.

    Out of all the Premier League teams, I think Liverpool would be the best fit for Higuain.

    I don’t think playing alongside Torres would be an issue.

    Like Mario Kempes said, Great players can always play together, its just a matter of work.

  6. ArgenPool says:

    Oh dont get me wrong, Im sure the manager, players and certainly fans would love this signing at Liverpool, but sadly the chances of us having the funds available under our current American ownnership is highly unlikely. I believe he would be an ideal signing for us and, for the reasons you state above including our current success with Argentine players, he would possibly consider the move, but at the moment I think its only those 2 clubs, City and Chelsea who could afford him.

    Unless Liverpool have a change of ownership our our 2 American friends(!!!) decide to open their wallets, I think this signing is highly unlikely.

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