The veteran attacker was allowed to return to his homeland after testing negative for coronavirus.

Juventus attacker Gonzalo Higuain has left quarantine in Italy to combine his seriously ill mother back in Argentina.

Having experienced a negative evaluation for COVID-19 in the previous hours, the prior Napoli hitman has returned to his homeland in what’s been a testing journey through France and then Spain owing to the constraints of motion due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Northern Italy has become one of the international hotspots for the disease, together with the country under lockdown after over 35,000 people have tested positive for the virus, with close 3,000 dead. Indeed, the latest figures reveal that Italy has almost twice as many active cases as any other nation on earth, together with the global total of people infected currently standing around 230,000.

This has caused significant restrictions in movement between nations, with many boundaries locked down, but that hasn’t prevented the 32-year-old centre-forward from returning to South America.

Higuain has endured another challenging season at Juventus, where he’s featured 34 occasions but has returned a comparatively disappointing eight goals and eight assists. His final goal in Serie A came when he came off the bench to net from Cagliari on January 6, though he subsequently registered in a 4-0 Coppa Italia success over Udinese nine days later.

He’s featured regularly for Maurizio Sarri’s side, who found themselves under pressure at the summit of the standings when Serie A was suspended in order to take care of the social crisis that the pandemic has attracted.

Juve hold a one-point edge over Lazio in the head of the table but ended up in great spirits after beating Inter 2-0 in their final match before the lockdown started.

Their Champions League last-16 battle with Lyon remains in the balance, together with the Ligue 1 side having secured a 1-0 lead in the first leg of their experience due to a goal from Lucas Tousart.

Higuain is chasing his third Serie A title, having already won the crown in Turin during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 campaigns. Formerly, he won La Liga on three occasions during a stint with Real Madrid.