La Liga Transfer News — 02 June 2013

Gonzalo Higuain is leaving Real Madrid this summerArgentinian international striker Gonzalo Higuain is set to leave Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer.

The 25-year-old striker has been prolific in his six years in La Liga, despite often being used as a bit-part player.


Higuain confirmed his exit by saying: “I am leaving Real Madrid, the decision has been made, I feel the time is right and I want a change of scenery,”

“I have not decided where I will go, but the club already know that I want to go. It was my decision. It is hard, it was not easy but I want to go to another club, with new challenges.”


The striker is unlikely to remain in Spain, but Italian champions Juventus and a host of teams from the Premier League are known admirers of the former-River Plate ace.

Arsenal looks like a likely destination for Higuain if he does end up in the English top flight. The Gunners are looking to strengthen their forward line, as French international striker Olivier Giroud is currently the only out-and-out striker on the clubs senior books.


Another potential Premier League destination that has been mooted is Liverpool, involving the Argentinian as part of a swap deal for controversial striker Luis Suarez. Whether Higuain would be willing to move to a team without Champions League football next season remains to be seen.


Gonzalo Higuain is a superb striker, who is guaranteed to score goals, even when he does not start games. However, he is now at the point of his career were he needs to be playing wherever he goes.

He has not had the best of treatment at the Bernabeu. At most other clubs he would be a guaranteed starter, but not at Real. I hope that he can join a club that his talent deserves this summer and he flourishes next season.

Who will sign Gonzalo Higuain this summer?


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