Gonzalo Higuain has confirmed he would leave Real Madrid this summer.
The Argentina international has struggled for regular game time at the Bernabeu since Karim Benzema's big-money arrival from Lyon four years ago. Nevertheless, the 25-year-old still managed 16 goals and five assists from 28 La Liga appearances (19 starts) this season.
Higuain has been heavily linked with a move to either Juventus and Arsenal in recent weeks. And after Madrid's last game of the season on Saturday, the striker revealed he would leave the Meringues this summer and also admitted there are a few offers on the table.
"I feel like my time here has come to an end. I want to go where they show me that I'm really loved. I need a change of scenery. The decision has been made. I want to go where I can prove myself really," Higuain said.
The Argentine has delivered consistently for Madrid ever since he joined them as a 19-year-old, from native side River Plate, back in 2007. The forward has 106 goals and 39 assists to his name from 188 La Liga appearances during his seven seasons in the Spanish capital.
"I have several offers. I hope that [Madrid] do the best for me and for themselves. I was never given anything here, I always had to fight to the death. I came for €12 million but I think I will sell for more," Higuain added.
Arsenal and Juventus have been chasing Higuain and Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic, as both clubs remain keen on snapping up a talismanic forward ahead of next season.
Meade Looking for First Team Football
Meanwhile, Arsenal academy product Jernade Meade has revealed he is looking to join a club where he can enjoy regular first team football. The 20-year-old wing-back was among the 10 youngsters whom the Gunners released last week.
"This is where my career starts so I can't wait to just be part of a first team set-up. Wherever I go, I'm looking to play first team football. I have always been at home, but I can't wait to move out. That's when you become a man and look after yourself," the defender pointed out.