Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is in the process of agreeing terms with the club over a new long-term deal to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Argentine international has been one of Los Blancos' most consistent performers over the past two seasons, and this season he has netted 14 goals in all competitions, prompting him to displace Karim Benzema as the first-choice attacker in coach Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
AS reports that the club chose to offer ‘ Pipita’ improved terms to ensure parity of earnings between him and Benzema. Sporting Director Jorge Valdano has commenced negotiations with the 22-year old’s representatives, and it reckoned that both parties will be in a position to make an announcement over the next few days.
The former River Plate star signed a six-and-a-half year contract upon his arrival in Spain, but it is thought that Real Madrid are offering improved terms to ward off any interest from the Premier League, where Arsenal have been previously linked with a big-money offer for his services.
Higuain returned from injury on Saturday evening to a rapturous reception from the home support, and sealed a 3-0 triumph over Espanyol with a sublime finish.