Arsenal & Tottenham to Battle Over £22m Real Madrid Striker Gonzalo Higuain

Emirates Stadium and White Hart Lane sides chase Bernabeu ace.

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Arsenal and Tottenham will go head to head in pursuit of Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain according to the Daily Mirror.

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The North London rivals lead the race to capture the 25 year old who wants to leave the Bernabeu this summer and has set his sights on a Premier League switch.

For much of the French born Argentine international’s spell at Real Madrid he has struggled to retain a spot in the starting eleven, this despite the fact that the former River Plate man is a prolific marksman.

Higuain is into his seventh season at the Spanish giants but has started just 13 of Real Madrid’s 27 La Liga matches thus far this season, though has managed to score nine goals in the process.

Both Arsene Wenger and Andre Villas-Boas could do with effective attacking alternatives and are ready to meet Real Madrid’s £22m valuation.

Arsene Wenger has used Olivier Giroud as his prime striking asset and the Frenchman has had an up and down first season in the English top tier. The Gunners boss did opt to use Theo Walcott in a converted role but has since chosen to use the England man in his usual wide position.

Villas-Boas brought in Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent basis but has seen the Togo international fail to make an impact, looking a shadow of the player who notched up goals and assists regularly last term. Luckily for the White Hart Lane side Jermain Defoe has been in fine form and of course Gareth Bale has more than weighed in with goals galore.

Higuain has scored a total of 113 goals in 249 appearances for Real Madrid.

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