Napoli are expected to formally confirm Gonzalo Higuain’s signing from Real Madrid today before presenting him to the media.
The Argentine yesterday flew out to Rome to undergo medical tests and complete formalities on his move, which the Italian club’s President later confirmed as having been done.
On from this, the 25-year-old, who will end a six-and-a-half year stay at Madrid, is expected to have the €37m deal formally confirmed today ahead of being presented to the media this evening.
It is believed that the striker, who has already been warmly received by Napoli fans, will then join up with his new teammates ahead of likely participation in next Monday’s friendly in front of his new home crowd against Galatasaray.
Higuain will be the third Madrid player to move across to Napoli this summer, after Jose Callejon and Raul Albiol, and links up with the Italians’ newly-appointed Spanish Coach, Rafa Benitez.
The Vesuviani are also expected this week to complete formalities on Spain international Pepe Reina’s loan move from Liverpool.