This is about as strange a transfer rumour as we’ve seen this summer, and it’s naturally got Liverpool fans everywhere talking.
According to David Anderson in the Mirror, Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain wants a Liverpool move and has told his representatives to speak with the club about a potential transfer. The report suggests our lack of European football doesn’t bother the world-class Argentine, and that there’s surprise among his camp that we’ve yet to table a substantial offer.
Higuain’s pedigree is undeniable. Last term he plundered 36 goals in 35 Serie A matches, bagging a jaw-dropping 91 times in 146 matches since moving from Real Madrid three seasons back.
Many other outlets have run with the Mirror’s story, but there’s no quotes or official word from a source we’d describe as trusted. When Paul Joyce, Tony Barrett and James Pearce get involved, we’ll know this story has some legs!
As brilliant a player as Higuain is, he’s not exactly what Liverpool need to prioritise right now. In Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi we have two great options for the centre-forward role, with Danny Ings and Roberto Firmino providing decent back-up – not to mention £32.5m Christian Benteke – who in fairness, may be sold before the start of next term.
Instead, we should be using our transfer kitty to improve more requiring areas of the team, such as left-back, centre-mid and right wing. Saying that, we wouldn’t turn down a forward of Higuain’s calibre, we just can’t see this one happening.