Gonzalo Higuain is one of the most sort-after strikers in the current transfer window; with a host of clubs already jostling for the signature of the former Madrid player. At the last count, clubs like Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea, and now Liverpool have all been linked with a move for the Argentine who currently plays for Napoli.
According to the Daily Star, Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, says the Reds or any club that is interested in signing the star man can have him as long as they meet his transfer valuation, which is put at €90 million (£64.7 million). It means that any club that is willing to lure Higuain, who is also itching to make the move out of Naples this summer, will have to cough out that mammoth amount to secure his signature.
“Sell Higuain for €90 million (£64.7m)? I’d like to sell him.”
“That way I can buy eight players for the club!” De Laurentiis was quoted as saying in the Daily Star.
While Higuain boasts of one of the most amazing records amongst current strikers available in this window, it would be stupid for Liverpool to splash that sort of amount on the player. Liverpool may have cashed in on Sterling, after agreeing £49 million transfer fee with Manchester City over the weekend, spending a large chunk or probably all of that on Higuain won’t be the smartest business decision to make in a long time.
The club clearly wants to return to the summit of English club football, but splashing such a huge amount of money on Higuain won’t be a smart decision.