Domino effect: Paul Pogba to Manchester United has cost Arsenal the signing of two big-name striker targetsPublished July 26, 2016
The expected transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United, is likely to have huge implications for many sides looking to strike deals during the transfer window.
When such a mammoth deal takes place, it more often than not leads to a domino effect, in terms of what the selling clubs do with the large sums of money they have received for the sale of their player.
In Juventus’ case, the expected £100m that they will receive from the Pogba sale, is already in the process of being spent.
One Premier League club who look to have been effected the most by the Serie A champions’ decision to sell Paul Pogba to Manchester United is North London side Arsenal.
Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus
Juve are already preparing for Pogba’s inevitable departure by closing in on a deal to sign Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain for €94.7 million. The 28-year-old has reportedly undergone a medical with the Bianconeri and is set to complete a moving in the coming days.
Arsenal were strongly linked with a move for the Argentine striker, but it seems that Juve have used the Paul Pogba money to win the race for the striker’s signature, ahead of Arsene Wenger’s side.
Mauro Icardi to Napoli
According to reports coming out of Italy, Napoli are set to use the money they receive from the Gonzalo Higuain sale, to fund a move for Inter striker Mauro Icardi.
The Italian club are keen on the Argentine who they believe can be snapped up from the San Siro for around £40million.
The 23-year-old has already been linked with several other sides, including Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Spurs and Arsenal, with the Gunners looking to firm up their interest in the striker.
But according to the latest reports, Arsene Wenger will once again miss out on one of his striker targets, due to the domino effect that has arisen from Paul Pogba’s expected transfer to Manchester United.
We suspect United fans will be quite happy in spoiling the transfer plans of one of their biggest Premier League rivals, whilst for Arsenal fans, it seems like they will need to endure yet another summer of frustration in their side’s search for a big-name striker.