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Higuain tight-lipped over future

Gonzalo Higuain insists his future has yet to be decided but has acknowledged he is unhappy with his playing time at Real Madrid.

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Higuain, 24, has fallen behind Karim Benzema in the pecking order at Madrid and it has been widely speculated that he will leave the Bernabeu this summer.

"It was a tough year," he told MARCA. "When you don't play, you suffer, but after the hard times it ended on a high note with our title win."

On the standing ovation he received at the Bernabeu when substituted during Sunday's 4-1 victory over Mallorca, he said: "I was thrilled that 80,000 people were asking me to stay. It was spectacular. I was thrilled, no question."

There had been a suggestion that the ovation was a farewell, with Juventus strongly linked with a move for the striker, but he insists nothing has been decided as yet.

"I know nothing, and every time I read the newspapers I know less because more and more lies are being said. What I want most of all now is to enjoy the success of the season with Madrid and to relax."

Fabio Capello, who managed Higuain at Real Madrid in the 2006-07 campaign, feels he would be perfect for Juventus.

"Higuain is ideal for the game Juventus play," he told Tuttosport. "Gonzalo is a player who works hard for the team. He never stands still waiting for the ball, instead he goes looking for it, works back and harasses defenders when they have the ball. Then, in front of goal he is very good: he is a born striker. Just look at his scoring record."

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