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West Ham news: Hammers set to battle Aston Villa for Gonzalo Higuain

Even though he is a World Cup finalist with Argentina and a player of incredible pedigree and overall career, Gonzalo Higuain has become an outcast at Juventus over in Serie A. Of course, with the arrival of new head coach Andrea Pirlo, the Bianconeri are going through something of a revolution at the moment.

For that reason, the 32-year-old likely won’t retain his place in the squad and will have to find another club to play for. As of right now, however, according to the latest reports from La Repubblica (via Sport Witness), despite there being some interest from the Premier League, Higuain is refusing to terminate his contract with Juventus.

West Ham and Aston Villa have been mentioned as interested parties but it seems like they might have trouble convincing the Argentine to make a switch back to the English top-flight.

Of course, he has played for Chelsea in the past so he is very much familiar with the league as a whole. David Moyes needs reinforcements in the ongoing summer transfer window and even though a striker may not be his priority, landing such an established superstar might also be too good to pass on.

However, he wouldn’t come cheap and it does feel like only big wages and substantial bonuses would be enough to convince him to join the London side. His contract may be running out slowly but he is still a world-class player who would demand a pay to reflect his status.

Verdict

Landing Higuain certainly does sound extraordinary but can West Ham really pull off such a heist? Since we are talking about a club with financial issues and largely different priorities in the market, maybe this is not the way they should go after all.

It might be tempting to try because it’s Higuain but Moyes has to be reasonable and decide what’s best for the club moving forward.

Article title: West Ham news: Hammers set to battle Aston Villa for Gonzalo Higuain

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