Former Chelsea Europa League winner Gonzalo Higuain breaks
quarantine to flies to Argentina to meet his sick mum despite being in
The 32-year-old striker had been in isolation along with the rest of
Juventus squad following teammate Daniele Rugani’s positive test a week
ago, with France international Blaise Matuidi also catching the virus in
Higuain had reportedly asked Juve for permission to visit his sick
mother and had a test confirming he was negative for COVID-19.
According to Sky Sports Italia claims that Higuain organised to fly
by private jet with his family after all flight to Argentina are all
blocked from Italy but former Real Madrid star first flew to France then
Spain and from there fly to South America,
Club-mates Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira are also understood to
have been allowed to leave Turin just a week into their
coronavirus-related self-isolation, while Cristiano Ronaldo had remained
in Portugal to self-isolate after his mother suffered a stroke.
Italy has been hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic with over 3,000 deaths and more than 13,000 positive cases.