Arsenal and Spurs battle for La Liga star
The 25-year old has found a consistent place in the Madrid starting line-up hard to come by under manager Jose Mourinho, and has reportedly told club officials that he wishes to join an English club in the summer.
The forward has spent over six seasons at the Bernabeu since his transfer from River Plate in 2006, and while his return of 100 goals in 179 La Liga games is impressive, he has never managed to completely win over the Real faithful.
Patchy form and inconsistent performances have been unfortunate characteristics of his time at the Spanish club.
And since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema at the club, Higuain has gradually become an asset Mourinho has brought on from the bench, rather than a regular starter.
The player, who has been capped 31 times by Argentina and scored 18 goals, wants a move out of Spain to rejuvenate his career and has cited the Premier League as a preferred destination, the newspaper claims.
It is hardly surprising that Spurs have joined the list of clubs interested in the prolific striker, with the club being critically lacking in the forward department.
While Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor are both experienced Premier League players, Defoe has been injury prone over the last season or two and Adebayor’s knack for goals appears to have faded completely.
With the future of a certain Gareth Bale still unclear, manager Andre Villas-Boas will most definitely be looking to improve his attacking options and £22million-rated Higuain, if signed, would certainly be a welcome addition.
Spurs and Real also enjoy a superb relationship dating back to the transfer of Luka Modric last summer, and the newspaper claims that should Bale be the subject of a bid from the Spanish giants, the White Hart Lane club will ask that Higuain is included in any deal.
According to the newspaper, Arsenal have already made their interest known to the player’s representatives as Arsene Wenger looks for a new man to lead their line.