Gonzalo Higuain will have his contract situation at Real Madrid reviewed at the end of the season, as part of an agreement with Jose Mourinho.
Coach Mourinho and director general Jose Angel Sanchez met with Higuain and his two representatives – father Jorge Higuain and Norberto Recassen – at the end of last season, with the striker then believed to be on his way out of the club.
However, Mourinho and Sanchez convinced the striker to stay, with the promise that his current contract expiring in June 2016 would then be reviewed.
Marca understand this week that the date for possibly offering the Argentine an extension and an improved salary on his €3.5m deal is set at the end of the season.
It is seen that if there is definite improvement in Higuain’s performance levels, then he will automatically be awarded a new contract, with an extension rumoured to be until June 2018.
From 34 appearances in all competitions this season, the 25-year-old has scored 13 times. Last term saw him net 26 goals from 54 appearances.