Higuain tight-lipped on Madrid future

The Argentine striker refuses to speak about his contract negotiations with the club, suggesting that the issue of extending his time at the Santiago Bernabeu is far from settled

Gonzalo Higuain has hinted that his future with Real Madrid remains uncertain after helping his side to a 5-1 win over Levante on Saturday.

The Argentina frontman scored a 36th-minute equaliser – his 12th Liga goal so far this campaign – as los Merengues came from behind to seal a comprehensive victory.

However, when questioned by journalists after the game, Higuain was not willing to discuss the prospect of signing a new contract, fuelling speculation that his time at the Santiago Bernabeu may be coming to an end.

“This is not the time to talk about my contract renewal,” the 25-year-old responded sharply when asked about his future.

“I am available to the club, but I will not say any more. This is not the time.”

Madrid fell behind to Michel’s first-half strike before Higuain’s excellent acrobatic volley restored parity just five minutes later.

“The truth is that it was a nice goal,” the former River Plate forward added. “I dropped into the centre and decided to hit him first time.

“I had to play well and tried to use the ball [productively] today. I scored a goal, gave an assist to Cristiano [Ronaldo] and finished the 90 minutes no problem.

“However, we must try not to start with going 1-0 down at home. That must be corrected.”

Madrid remain 13 points behind leaders Barcelona with 65 points from 30 games.

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