Transfer balls: Arsenal, Higuain and £68m going nowhere
Transfer Balls: The Daily Mirror says Arsenal are “preparing [a] sensational £68m Gonzalo Higuain bid’. Of course the Mirror is more conniving than that, adding a question mark to the end of the statement. Google doesn’t see those question marks so the poser is presented as fact to the unwary web clicker.
‘Gunners preparing sensational £68m Gonzalo Higuain bid?’
The simple answer is ‘No’. The golden rule is that any headline in a question form can be answered in the negative. But let’s see what the Mirror says below the headline:
The Gunners have been rumoured to be interested in making a play for the Argentine in the last few transfer windows, but any move is likely to have to wait until next summer, report Italian outlet Calciomercato.
Higuain has a £68million release clause in his contract in Naples.
Over there we read (via Google translate) highlights such as:
….the Argentine is still untouchable at Naples…
… The fact remains that the player’s head has always remained on Naple…
….Napoli plan to offer Gonzalo a new improved contract keeping him at Napoli until 2019…
…Higuain has desire to listen to the proposals that come mainly from the Premier League, Arsenal in the lead.
The single mention of Arsenal in 411 words is that they were interested in Higuain. There is not one word from the player, Arsenal nor Napoli. There is not even the “rumour” that Arsenal are planning a huge bid for Higuain. It is utter balls by the Mirror.