Rumour: Liverpool plot £50m bid for Gonzalo Higuain

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Liverpool are the latest Premier League club to eye Napoli’s striker, Gonzalo Higuain, 28. Arsenal and Chelsea have both run the rule over the Argentine international but it’s the Merseysiders who are in prime position to sign last season’s leading scorer in Serie A.

Having taken the club to the Europa League final in his first season in charge, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, is looking to strengthen his notoriously unreliable strikeforce. England international Daniel Sturridge, 26, has question marks over his fitness whilst the Belgian, Christian Benteke, 25, has failed to live up to expectations.

It left the German looking for solutions and Higuain is the answer that the ambitious Klopp believes can launch his push for a return to the Champions League.

Higuain didn’t score in Argentina’s 2–1 win over holders Chile in their opening Copa América Centenario match last night but is expected to cost Liverpool in the region of £50m. A good tournament may yet see that price rise for a player who scored 36 goals in 35 league games last season.

2015/16 proved to be a phenomenal season for Higuain and with a record of scoring every other game in Spain and Italy, it will be a surprise if other bigger clubs don’t enter into a bidding war for the prolific striker.

 

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