6 Jan 2012

AGENT: Argentina Star will only leave Madrid when he's 'not welcome'...

Liverpool legend John Barnes recently urged the club to sign 'classic centre-forward' Gonzalo Higuain, a player who has been regularly linked to Anfield over the last six months. The Real Madrid forward seems settled at the Bernabeau, but his Agent has now confirmed that there is a slim chance that the striker could leave.

Speaking to TalkSport recently, Barnes argued:

"They Liverpool have to get a classic centre-forward, a number nine, who’s going to be a six-yard box player and they need to get one of really proven quality, someone like Gonzalo Higuain.

"He’s not playing at Real Madrid, if you get the ball in the box he can score, he can play outside the box and he’s the kind of player that Liverpool should be going for".

Liverpool definitely need to sign a goalscorer sooner rather than later, and Jorge Higuain, the 24-year-old's father and agent, has hinted that his son could leave if he was no longer needed at Madrid. He told La Stampa:

"When someone tells us we are not welcome at the club then I'm sure we will receive very good proposals

"However, Nobody at Real Madrid has said anything about wanting to sell Gonzalo and he doesn't have any intention of leaving.

"In fact, he wants to continue with Real Madrid until his contract expires in June 2016".

He also confirmed that no clubs had been in contact yet regarding a possible transfer:

"Regarding the rumours that other teams are interested in my son - nobody has gotten in touch with me."

Jaimie Kanwar


  1. Not to sound pessimistic, but it will not happen. R Madrid are on the verge of breaking Barca's La Liga dominance this season and in contention for the Champions League title as well - he is back up to a much improved Benzema so cant see why he would decide to leave R Madrid and help us fight for 4th?

    If R . Madrid end up signing another striker in the summer, there is every chance he may be deemed surplus to requirements and get asked to move on but sureley that would alert a number of other clubs to try and land him, and if we are not in the champions league then it would be impossible to get him on board when there is interest from others.

    We need strikers, and maybe a couple as the transfer policy this summer definitley overlooked this and how it has cost us so far. That 20 mm spent on Henderson could have been used for a striker as we had options in the middle already at the club , look at our competitors out and out strikers compared to us.

    Man Utd - Rooney, Chicarito, Berbatov, Wellbeck, Owen, Macheda, Bebe, Biram Diouf

    Tottenham - Defoe, Adebayor, Pavlyuchenko,  Dos Santos, Van Der Vaart

    Chelsea - Drogba, Torres, Lukaku, Sturridge, Kalou

    Man City - Balotelli, Dzeko, Aguero, Tevez,

    Arsenal - Van Persie, Gervinho, Chamakh, Park Chu young

    We have only Carroll and Suarez as Bellamy and Kuyt have traditionallly been and are still used in wide positions (like Walcott / Arshavin).

    Everbody else has options in that department and numbers to account for injuries, bans etc but we are very short and the lack of goals, low chance conversion ratio, and general inability to finish teams off reflects that.

    In hindsight, it may have been a better idea to spend the 20mm that we used on Henderson for a striker, and then kept Meireles - The squad would have been stronger as many have argued that Henderson is one for the future, the emphasis on the present was then overlooked.    


  2. Come on xabi slag his misses of or somethin to piss him off

  3. "He's not playing at Madrid" Wtf? Hes got as much minutes in La liga as Benzema...

  4. When he's not wanted then sell to us? Just like Antonio Nunez and Fernando Morientes! Look, we did business withReal Madrid and sold them  our best players like Xabi Alonso, Alberto Albaloa, Michael Owen and Steve Mcnamanan. We are not like Everton, the dumping ground for the scums.