Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Real Madrid looks to be a formality with his father claiming his son will put sign a six-and-a-half-year deal in January.
The form of the 18-year-old River Plate forward has been monitored by a number of Europe’s leading clubs, but it appears that Real have won the race to sign one of South America’s brightest talents.
“It’s not just Madrid that want him, other clubs would like to sign him,” Higuain’s fatehr, Jorge, told AS.
“But when I sat him down and explained what Real Madrid signify, he really understood.
“We’ll do everything we can to make sure he becomes a Madrid player. This is a unique opportunity.
“We will sign a six-and-a-half-year contract. It’s a very good contract for my son.”
Gonzalo himself is relishing the prospect of a move to Madrid.
“I am a calm person, but obviously I am very happy with everything that is happening to me,” he explained. “It’s wonderful that Real Madrid are interested in me and it would be a dream to play there – it’s a dream for me.
“It’s one of the most powerful clubs in Europe and if they are following you it means that things are going very well.
“Everything remains in the hands of my agent, my father and my older brother and how the negotiations go between River and Real Madrid. But it would be great if I could form part of their squad.
“You get only one chance to catch the train – perhaps they want me now but might not want me in June.
“My father will analyse the proposal and if he thinks it is the best thing for me, I will tell them ‘yes’.
“It would be a great joy to go to Real Madrid, I can imagine myself wearing their white shirt.”