The rumours linking Gonzalo Higuain with a move to the Premier League this summer gained even more momentum over the weekend with reports in the Spanish press that the striker is desperate for a transfer to go through. The Argentine has lost his place in the starting line up to Karim Benzema and if those stories are to be believed, Higuain has given up on thoughts of a future with Real Madrid.
Spurs continue to be in the frame although further reports suggest that Manchester City are interested and if that is the case, City’s involvement usually takes other clubs out of the equation.
The fee involved has been quoted at £35m but Spurs could approach that figure by offering Emmanuel Adebayor in part exchange. Ade hardly set the Bernabeu alight during his loan spell in 2011 but the club may hope that the La Liga side could be interest in the Togolese on a permanent basis.
Real however would probably prefer to see Gareth Bale cross the other way. By all accounts Higuain seems destined to be available this summer but is a transfer to White Hart Lane really likely and what would it ultimately cost us?