Today, Gonzalo Higuain is expected to fly out of Argentina, indicating that by early June, the entire Juventus squad will be training together. Players returning from abroad to Turin will have a 15-day quarantine, followed by a double swab check and a blood test to make sure they ‘re safe from COVID-19.
Adrien Rabiot arrived from France yesterday afternoon to start his quarantine, while Higuain is expected to return from Buenos Aires morning after a night-flight.
Higuain is scheduled to arrive in Turin on Friday, and will then be subject to compulsory isolation for two weeks. If that time is completed, he will be able to reconnect with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, and the rest of the Juve squad, who have already begun individual training sessions ahead of the expected June 13 Competitive action return date.
Higuain was allowed for this extra time for personal reasons since his mother has cancer. Many Bianconeri, like Daniele Rugani and Paulo Dybala, who was positively checked in March, will be able to start community training on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo landed in Portugal on 4 May, so he will practice from Monday to Tuesday, accompanied by Wojciech Szczesny and Matthijs de Ligt.
La Gazzetta Dello Sport points out that Sami Khedira and Blaise Matuidi returned to Italy on May 6, so they will practice later next week, while the Brazilians Danilo, Alex Sandro, and Douglas Costa have one more week to go. Higuain and Rabiot can not play with their teammates or leave their homes until 29-31 May at least.
The future of the 32-year-old striker is the subject of heavy speculation, with Higuain only playing an intermittent role so far at the bench in Turin during the debut season of Maurizio Sarri.
Before the interruption of the season, he had been restricted to just 16 Serie A starts, netting five goals as Juve looks to retain the Scudetto once again.