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Higuain extends Real contract

07 June 2010 04:49
Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain has ended uncertainty about his future at Real Madrid by signing a new six-year contract. The 22-year-old South American has been heavily linked with a move to England this summer, but Higuain is now a certainty to stay put at the Santiago Bernabeu. He joined Real towards the end of 2006 from River Plate and has since scored 64 goals in 139 appearances in all competitions, while he is currently preparing for the World Cup finals in South Africa. Higuain has been linked with both Manchester City and Manchester United, despite a superb season in La Liga in which he netted 27 times. His tally made him the second highest scorer in the Spanish top-flight, seven goals behind Barcelona's Lionel Messi and one ahead of Real team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

Source: ESA