‘If only he was born here’ – Athletic sporting director denies Higuain signing

Athletic Club sporting director Rafa Alkorta has ruled out signing Gonzalo Higuain.

It emerged recently that the Argentine striker could be able to join the Basque-exclusive club due to his grandfather, who was Basque and emigrated to Argentina.

Higuain himself is dual nationality having been born in France while his Argentine father was playing for Stade Brestois.

“If only he was born or raised here,” Alkorta said on Onda Cero.

“If there aren’t those two rules…

“His grandfather doesn’t count right now.

“I don’t know if it will one day, but it doesn’t right now.”