Higuain Banned For SIX Months
Aston Villa have been rocked by the news that £42,000,000 signing Gonzalo Higuain has been banned on suspicion of using an unnamed Class A drug. The former Real Madrid striker was arrested by West Midlands police at his address in Birmingham but is completely denying all involvement with drugs.
The 29 year old Argentine international has played a important part this season in the Premier League, Capital One Cup and the Champions League but while he is investigated the F.A has put a worldwide ban on Higuain.
Higuain's agent Francisco Ponce issued the following statement, Gonzalo Higuian is a model professional and completely and unreservedly refutes the allegations of drug taking. He also understands that while the investigation to rightly clear his name goes on, that he can not play according to ridiculous F.A rules. Gonzalo requests that there is no press coverage saying that he has taken drugs as this will cause him to sue any media outlet as soon as his name is cleared.
It is understood that Aston Villa are fuming with the Football Association as they have never takent his step before and also believe in doing so means that they are actually believing that he is a drug cheat. The club are sticking by there player however, this is ridiculous said a clubs spokeswoman. We wholeheartedly believe Gonzalo Higuain when he says that he has not taken or dealt in any class A drugs at all in his life and once he is cleared we will look to sue the F.A for all the time he is not allowed to play for us.
It will be interesting to see what comes of all of this but either way there is going to be a lot of ups and downs before this is completely sorted!