Gonzalo Higuain has encouraged speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona, describing it as ‘nice’, but says his focus is only on the World Cup.
The Napoli striker has emerged as the Catalan club’s reputed second choice reinforcement for their front-line this summer, if a move for Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero does not materialise.
Whilst his current club have issued an official denial on the matter, the striker has now encouraged talk of a possible link-up at club level with Lionel Messi.
“Obviously I enjoy playing at his side, as is the case with the national team,” Italian outlets say Higuain has told Spanish media, after last night’s 2-1 win for Argentina over Bosnia, during which he played a one-two with Messi for the No 10’s winning goal.
“The interest from Barcelona? It’s nice, but it would make any player happy.
“Now I think about the World Cup, we want to prove that we can win the Cup. I will talk some other time about my future.”
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