A major domino has fallen in the summer transfer window pack. Gonzalo Higuain has completed his monster move from Napoli to Juventus in Serie A. Juventus confirmed the deal for Higuain has been completed with the Argentine ace arriving in Turin for a transfer fee of $98.7 million (his release clause) and on a four-year contract believed to be worth over $8.2 million per season. Higuain, 28, scored 36 goals in 35 games for Napoli last season and has scored 71 goals in 104 Serie A appearances since arriving from Real Madrid in 2013. Obviously he can score goals but is he worth $98.7 million? At his age, maybe not, and especially with Juve making so many impressive signings already this summer as
LYON, France (AP) Lyon has refused an offer of 35 million euros ($38.5 million) from Premier League side Arsenal for striker Alexandre Lacazette. Lyon says “Lacazette is irreplaceable and one of the main leaders” in coach Bruno Genesio’s team. The 25-year-old Lacazette top-scored with 27 league goals in the French league two seasons ago – outscoring even Zlatan Ibrahimovic – and netted 21 last season. He is under contract at Lyon until 2019. In a statement on its Twitter page, Lyon denied a local newspaper report saying it turned down a higher offer of 48 million ($52.9 million) from Arsenal.