Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain has reclaimed a starting spot in Jose Mourinho’s side, according to reports in Marca today.
The Argentine striker looked to be headed for the Bernabeu exit last May, claiming he was in need of a change of scenery after Madrid’s historic title win.
Higuain was linked with several European outfits during the summer, but following weeks of negotiations it was announced the 24-year-old would renew his contract until 2016, an improved deal matching that of fellow Merengues forward Karim Benzema.
The new contract will be ratified before the end of August.
Having broke into the history books with his strike against Valencia at the weekend, which put him level with teammate Cristiano Ronaldo at 15th in Real's all time scoring charts, Higuain now seems to have finally won his place in the first XI back.
Benzema was often preferred last season, but the Frenchman's work rate has allegedly disappointed Mourinho.
Higuain's exploits against Valencia are set to earn him a prominent role in his side’s Super Cup first leg against arch-rivals Barcelona tomorrow night.