Thursday May 23 2013
Higuain agent responds to Juve talk

The representative of Gonzalo Higuain has cooled speculation that the Real Madrid man is on his way to Juventus.

Officials from the Italian club met with the player’s agent brother Nicolas and the striker’s father Jorge in Madrid yesterday.

The Gazzetta dello Sport this morning claimed that personal terms – a four-year contract worth €4.5m a season – had been agreed.

Nicolas Higuain, however, has told Marca that negotiations are still at a very early stage with the Italian champions.

“Nothing has been concluded with Juventus,” he noted. “The player is still contracted to Real Madrid so the first thing we have to do is meet with them.

“But the club need to firstly understand who will be their next Coach.”

The Spanish giants are hoping to hire Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti as a replacement for Jose Mourinho.

Former Argentina manager Diego Armando Maradona has tipped Higuain to be Serie A’s top scorer next season if he does indeed join the Old Lady.

Real value the former River Plate forward at around the €30m mark.