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Gonzalo Higuain

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1 hour ago, Superblue_1986 said:

He doesn't have blistering pace (he never has) but he isn't slow. Giroud would be what I would call slow.

Where Higuain does make up for it is his movement off the ball and positions he'll find himself in are that of a natural predatory striker, something which Morata and Giroud are not.

We have players behind him who will create chances for him and I do think short term, he would be a big upgrade on what we have.

 

1 hour ago, Magic Lamps said:

That's true. For someone being called out for his lack of pace for ages he really is quite nippy even if he is not 100% in shape, which probably due to his endomorph body type. And given he has never been super pacey anyway his game is not build on that but rahte rhis positioning and goal instinct. The question is if this does translate to the premier league without any transition and whether his recent decline in form is jus tthat or sign of a permanent decline. 31 is hardly an age for a striker but given he has been around for ages he could be physically worn out just like FAbregas.

I always thought Higuain came across as pretty slow but with excellent movement. Maybe I have underestimated his pace having read these two posts. 

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12 minutes ago, DDA said:

 

I always thought Higuain came across as pretty slow but with excellent movement. Maybe I have underestimated his pace having read these two posts. 

 

you can see he is not slow, even if he seldom runs at full pace he is quick enough to get away from defenders... also more important than straight line speed is how fast general movement on the ball and reactions are and at that he is pretty decent i would say compared to someone as ponderous as giroud. 

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16 minutes ago, DDA said:

 

I always thought Higuain came across as pretty slow but with excellent movement. Maybe I have underestimated his pace having read these two posts. 

He's not going to surprise you with blistering pace but I think he's quick enough and as you pointed out his movement has always been very good which I think is actually more important in the Sarri style where intricate passing is needed, as well as a Premier League where must teams in the bottom half will usually sit back and defend deep against the top teams home and away.

 

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34 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

Milan fans on twitter are losing their shit over that tweet claiming its false information and he did not say that

 

Well ok, but reading between the lines of Gattuso's quote, what else could he possibly be on about?  Its not rocket science

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43 minutes ago, BlueLyon said:

So he is the guy to save our season eh?

No idea what to expect here, but he cant be worse than Morata or Giroud.

If Higuain takes out to be a  flop who would you blame for it sarri or Marina ??

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8 minutes ago, the wes said:

If Higuain takes out to be a  flop who would you blame for it sarri or Marina ??

both. they are both not good enough and need to be gone until this club can succeed again. 

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8 hours ago, the wes said:

If Higuain takes out to be a  flop who would you blame for it sarri or Marina ??

sarri. it's clear that the board doesn't want him 

 

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1 minute ago, Clockwork said:

So why are we going after a out of form 31 year old striker? Are we looking to purchase or loan?

If we buy him outright I will lose my mind

we would be, at that point, truly Juve's bitch

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17 hours ago, turgi said:

I watched the AC Milan game last night.

I'd rather we go for Cutrone....

I cannot see Milan selling Cutrone for anything short of an outrageous price

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MUST GAZUMP CHELSEA TO THEIR MAIN TRANSFER TARGET IF HARRY KANE'S INJURY IS BAD

https://www.thesportsman.com/articles/tottenham-hotspur-must-gazump-chelsea-to-their-main-transfer-target-if-harry-kane-s-injury-is-bad

Harry Kane hobbled off the Wembley pitch in distress following Tottenham Hotspur's disappointing 1-0 loss at the hands of a galvanised Manchester United on Sunday and Mauricio Pochettino looked an anxious figure when asked about the England captain's injury.

"It was a bad tackle in the last moment. We will assess him," Pochettino told Sky Sports in the aftermath of a result that sees their quest for Premier League glory hit a significant bump in the road.

In the closing moments of the match Kane went in for a tackle with United defenders Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones, but dropped to the turf clutching his left ankle, and the Spurs striker looked genuinely hurt as United celebrated another victory under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's stewardship.

As Spurs title journey derailed somewhat it could be a lot worse in the long run, as they are not only losing Son-Heung Min to the Asian Cup after today's game, they could potentially lose hotshot Kane and that will only leave Fernando Llorente as the only experienced striker in the squad.

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3 minutes ago, milka said:

 

This better be a 6 month loan

cant take more than 6 months of watching him on the tubby trot

this has disaster written all over it:(

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1 hour ago, Vesper said:

This better be a 6 month loan

cant take more than 6 months of watching him on the tubby trot

this has disaster written all over it:(

IMO he wont be that bad here. He wont be great but not a disaster either. 

I feel he will have similar impact like Etoo had. Nothing great, but positive still. 

That said if its more than 6 months, It wont be good for us. Higuain can guide us for rest of the season, but shouldnt be brought for longer. If he realy makes an impression we can negotiate in summer to buy him, but I doubt that.

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Just now, BlueLyon said:

IMO he wont be that bad here. He wont be great but not a disaster either. 

I feel he will have similar impact like Etoo had. Nothing great, but positive still. 

That said if its more than 6 months, It wont be good for us. Higuain can guide us for rest of the season, but shouldnt be brought for longer. If he realy makes an impression we can negotiate in summer to buy him, but I doubt that.

I hope so, but let me ask a question. I am known as a person who really follows the other big 4 lagues. I get a lot of stick about certain players I rate not being proven in the EPL, due to the frenetic pace. I would counter than almost all of my choices/options/picks/favs that I recco are usually superb athletes and very much up to the pace of the league.

That all said, (and Serie A is the slowest of all the Big 5 leagues) why is it that some (not at all singling you out) think that an already slowing down player, who struggles with fitness, and is obviously on the decline in an already slower league, will be able to come and do better in our full-stop action cauldron of play?

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