Every day, Victor Cruz gets a little closer to the long-term contract with the Giants he has been seeking for months — a contract both sides now seem certain will eventually get done.

The only mystery that remains is when that long-awaited agreement will finally be reached between the Giants and their restricted free-agent receiver. As of Tuesday night, one source familiar with the negotiations insisted “nothing is imminent.”

But that could change at any moment, the source said, because progress between the two sides has definitely been made.

The catalyst for the change apparently came in March when Cruz fired his agent, Malik Shareef, and signed on with Tom Condon’s Creative Artists Agency. Cruz, who was once seeking a contract worth $10 million-$11 million per season, has apparently lowered his demands to a payday much closer to what the Giants are offering. That offer, sources have told the Daily News, is worth nearly $8 million per year.

Sources on both sides have been optimistic for weeks that a deal will be struck sooner than later — probably in time for the Giants’ mandatory, full-team minicamp that begins on June 11, and possibly even in time for Cruz to return for some of the Giants’ organized team activity (OTA) sessions that begin next week.

Cruz also has the option of signing his restricted free agent tender offer — worth $2.879 million — at any time if a deal isn’t reached. And if Cruz hasn’t signed something by June 17, the Giants can reduce that offer to $630,000.

The risk of having more than $2 million pulled off the table is a good reason why Cruz is likely to sign something sometime in the next 33 days.

Cruz, though, has not said publicly what his intentions are. Though he’s made many public appearances over the last few months, he purposely has said almost nothing about his contract situation. Even as his teammates and Giants officials have constantly fielded questions on the subject, Cruz — heeding the advice of his new advisers — has essentially remained tight-lipped.

“I think it’s smart,” Giants quarterback Eli Manning said at the BTIG 11th annual Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday in midtown, an event also attended by Cruz, who mostly said nothing of substance. “It’s a good idea for him. There’s nothing he can say right now that could make anything better or worse. I think it’s best to kind of lay low.”