The manager of Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho, has said that the club is going to extend the contract of Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain for the next 4 years. In the last few days, there have been rumours that Higuain might take a transfer this summer. According to some reports, Higuain was not happy with the behaviour of Mourinho in the last season. Even after giving consistent performances, Mourinho didn’t give him opportunities to play in the big games and preferred Karim Benzema ahead of him. So, he was supposed to leave Madrid this summer. But, Mourinho has ended all these rumours by extending the contract of the striker.
Higuain had joined Real Madrid in 2006. He made his debut for Real Madrid against Real Betis in January 2007. His first goal for Madrid was against Atletico Madrid at Estadio Vicente Calderon. However, he wasn’t able to score many goals in the 2006-07 season. But, in the next season, he showed improvement in his performance and scored goals in some important matches. The 2009-10 season was the most successful season for Higuain. He scored 29 goals for Madrid in that season. Higuain went from strength to strength and scored a large number of goals in the last season as well. He scored 22 goals in the last season and helped Real Madrid won La Liga.
Mourinho has made it clear that the salary of the striker would not be increased. As per Mourinho, Higuain had contributed a lot in the team’s success last season. He has become a vital member of the team now. So, the club decided to extend his contract. There have been some reports that the club might extend the contract of Cristiano Ronaldo as well. On being asked about that, Mourinho said that the club hasn’t yet thought about the extension of Ronaldo’s contract and whenever it happens, the media would be informed.