Jorge Higuain, father of Juventus’ Gonzalo Higuain, doesn’t see his son leaving Serie A when the transfer window opens despite rumours linking the striker with a move to River Plate.
Higuain, who spent all of the 2018/19 season on loan with AC Milan and Chelsea, has only scored five goals in 23 Serie A appearances for the Bianconeri this term and recent reports have suggested the club would like to move the 32-year-old on permanently.
“This is not the right time,” the player’s father said during an interview with TNT Sports.
“Gonzalo still has a one and a half year contract with Juventus and will respect it.”
“I don’t like talking about this situation because it is a fantasy.”
Jorge also added that it’s not the right time in his son’s career for a return to their native Argentina.
“The European market is very different to the market in Argentina,” he added.
“A player like Gonzalo cannot go back to the River now.”