Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has undergone a medical for Juventus and is set to join the Old Lady for an estimated fee of €94m, according to Sky Sports.
Juventus and Napoli are currently in negotiations, but the 28-year-old will join the Turin side after his release clause was activated.
Higuain, who scored 36 goals for Napoli last season, has received interest from both Paris Saint Germain and Arsenal in recent months.
Juventus’ decision to shell out a club-record sum of money for the striker has emerged as a result of Manchester United’s £86m bid for Paul Pogba – a deal that has already been agreed, according to various reports.
The logical conclusion that can be drawn from Higuain’s transfer is that the deal has been sanctioned by the astronomical fee offered by Man United to Juventus for Pogba. As far as we’re concerned, it’s great news to hear that Higuain is to join Juventus as it looks like they’re already spending the money they’ll receive for Pogba.
Juventus are undoubtedly a big club in terms of heritage and the calibre of their squad. But they don’t possess the financial structure to shell out £79m for a player – unless, of course, they receive a big sum from an external source.
This transfer, which, as things currently stand, is the third biggest of all time, all but confirms that Pogba will be sold by Juventus, who have clearly made the most of the world-record sum they are set to receive from Ed Woodward and Co.