Premier League side Arsenal made an offer for Gonzalo Higuain prior to his move to Juventus last summer, according to Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Gonzalo Higuain had been a top target of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for the past several years.
The Argentinean moved to Juventus in the summer transfer window for a big record fee £75million despite of strong links from Arsenal. Making him the third most expensive player in football history.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis told in a recent interview with London Evening Standard that their former striker was linked with several sides including Arsenal and Spanish giants Atletico Madrid. Both the sides made an offer for the player but the offers were also not enough to sell the player.
Higuain had an exceptional spell of Napoli before moving to Serie A champions.
Despite Napoli were in no mood to sell their player but the Turin side matched €90m buyout clause to snatch the deal, utilizing the money received from Paul Pogba’s sale to Manchester United.
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Higuain who is currently on international duty with Argentina penned a five-year deal. The 28-year-old has been exceptional since his move; he has netted seven goals in nine appearances in all campaigns.