New Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti was happy to see striker Gonzalo Higuain score in the 6-0 win over Bournemouth in a friendly match. After the encounter, he said that he is extremely happy to have won his first match as the Real Madrid manager.
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the future of Higuain, but Ancelotti dismissed the reports by saying that he wants the striker to stay at the club. Higuain has been linked with a move to Arsenal, Chelsea, and Napoli in the last few months. The Argentine ace has been at the club since 2006, but he is reportedly unhappy at the importance given to him.
Arsenal were thought to have agreed a £ 22 million deal with Real Madrid for his services, but the late entry of Chelsea and Napoli has increased his transfer value to around £ 30 million. Napoli are looking to replace Edinson Cavani and they are extremely cash rich following the £ 55 million transfer of the Uruguay star to PSG. Reports have suggested that Napoli have agreed a £ 32 million deal with Real Madrid, but Ancelotti has dismissed such suggestions. He has said that the striker could prove to be a very important player for the club over the course of the season.
“Not true, I don’t have any news about this. I think that now we have to speak about Higuain as a Real Madrid player. He is a fantastic player and a fantastic striker who took one minute to score tonight. I spoke to him this week. He is a Real Madrid player and until we have news we have to consider him as a Real Madrid player and I would like him to stay with us. He is very important to us,” said the former PSG and Chelsea manager.