Di Marzio: Juventus have agreed personal terms with Gonzalo Higuain

by Sam Peoples

Gianluca di Marzio has added further fuel to Paul Pogba’s move to Manchester United by reporting that Juventus have agreed personal terms with Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.

He says Higuain agreed on a four-year contract worth €7.5m per season and that contact would now be put forward to Napoli in order to discuss the fee.

This is where it gets interesting for Man United. Reports emerged on Thursday that Juventus offered €75m for Higuain but Napoli’s president was not willing to let the Argentinian striker go for anything less than his €94m release clause. Di Marzio reports that Juventus are willing to pay that.

Higuain, who scored 36 goals in 35 Serie A appearances in 2015/16 – 17 more than Juventus’ top scorer Paulo Dybala – are in need of a new striker following the departure of Alvaro Morata and spending that sort of money would certainly lead to questions over where it is going to come from, namely a potential £100m from selling Pogba to United.

We’re not jumping ahead of ourselves here, we’re simply reporting the news which is being published, but this is another piece of the jigsaw which needs to fall into place for Pogba to complete his move to United. If they do indeed spend a whopping €94m on Higuain, who is 28, they’ll have to get that money from somewhere as they’ve only brought in just under £35m from player sales this summer.

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