The brother of Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has said the Argentinian frontman will remain with the Turin club for the 2019-20 season.
The forward joined Juve in 2016 and impressed during his first two seasons with the club, but following Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to the Old Lady last year, the striker has been sidelined.
He was allowed to leave Juve at the beginning of the season, joining AC Milan on loan. However, after a less than productive spell with the seven-time European champions, Higuain was carted off to the Premier League in January 2019.
It was therefore believed that the 31-year-old would again be on the move during this transfer window, but his brother has claimed via social media that this is not the case.
Nicola Higuain tweeted on Sunday: “Gonzalo will only play for Juventus in Italy. Two years contract remains and it will be respected.”
Higuain in Italia giocherà solo nella Juventus. Restano due anni di contratto e saranno rispettati. Buona domenica a tutti.— nicola higuain (@NicolaHiguain) June 30, 2019
There has been a mooted suggestion of a move to China for the well-travelled attacker, but it seems as if there has been little interest amongst European clubs.
In the meantime, while Higuain will begin pre-season with a change in surroundings, he will at least be greeted by a familiar face in Maurizio Sarri.
The Italian became Juve head coach earlier this month and takes charge of Higuain with the third different club.
Sarri famously oversaw the striker’s most prolific campaign - the 2015-16 Serie A season - when he bagged 36 goals in 35 league matches for Napoli.
The pair, of course, were reunited briefly at Chelsea last season, where Higuain could only muster a mere five goals from 18 games.
The forward is enjoying a rare summer off, with no international football following his decision to retire from Argentina duty in March this year.