Gonzalo Higuain: Summer Transfer Window Profile and Scouting Report

Daniel Edwards@@DanEdwardsGoalFeatured ColumnistMay 21, 2013

Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is among the many players being tipped for a possible transfer in the summer window.

Here's a breakdown of his numbers and a brief scouting guide to the Argentina international, along with a few hints as to where he might be playing next summer.


Age: 25

Contract Situation: Higuain's Madrid deal expires in June 2016. 

Career Stops: River Plate (2004-06), Real Madrid (2006-present). 

Current Campaign Stats

La Liga: 26 games, 14 goals.

Champions League: 9 games, 1 goal.

Copa del Rey: 5 games, 0 goals.


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Scouting Guide

Strong, fast and with a great eye for goal, there is no doubt that Pipita Higuain is one of the best natural centre forwards currently playing in world football. Some teething problems staying composed in front of goal have been solved, and a current return of nine goals in the World Cup qualifiers makes him South America's top scorer. 

This electric form for Argentina, however, has not been reproduced in sufficient qualities at club level. The goals continue to come regularly, but Higuain has shown himself more comfortable alongside a creative talent such as Lionel Messi than a fellow goal-minded forward, such as Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo


Where to Next?

A seven-year veteran at the Santiago Bernabeu after moving from River at the tender age of 19, there have been indications still that the forward's time in the Spanish capital may have come to an end. 

Le 10 Sport (via Goal) heard from Madrid general manager Jose Angel Sanchez that the Argentine would be let go in favour of keeping Karim Benzema should a summer clearout at the Liga runners-up come to fruition. The Daily Mail reports that Arsenal is a possible destination during the transfer window, if they are willing to match his club's £22 million valuation.