It’s not so far-fetched to say that Gonzalo Higuian remaining on Juventus’ roster through last summer’s transfer window was one of the biggest early-season surprises we saw take place. There was the Maurizio Sarri factor, sure, but Higuain was high-priced and coming off one of the worst seasons of his career the year before with Milan and Chelsea.
The surprise has turned into a mostly productive season for Higuain, who has played a large role in some of Juventus’ biggest wins of the season before the coronavirus put everything on hold.
The thing is, though, a rebound of a season might not be the thing that keeps Higuain in Turin on a long-term basis.
According to reports from Fabrizio Romano published at calciomercato.com as well as an article by the good folks at Tuttosport, Higuain’s future at Juventus is far from set in stone. In fact, both Romano and Tuttosport have gone so far to state that Higuain is going to be on the market whenever the next transfer market actually does open up for business.
Of course, there are two things that makes selling Higuain rather difficult (just as there was last summer when rumors continuously stated that he was likely to leave the club before he didn’t):
Higuain will be 33 years old in December.
Higuain currently makes €7.5 million net a season, the third-highest total at Juventus
behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Matthis de Ligt.
That is not exactly optimal conditions when it comes to trying to sell somebody or attract a whole lot of potential suitors.