Pavel Nedved has refused to rule out the possibility that Gonzalo Higuain could leave Juventus this summer, adding that players ‘must be happy’ to play for the Bianconeri.
Higuain has scored 55 goals in 105 appearances since signing from Napoli in 2016, helping the club to two Serie A and two Coppa Italia titles, but he only found the net once in his final 10 games of the 2017-18 season and was left on the bench by Massimiliano Allegri for the Coppa Italia final against Milan on 9 May.
The striker is no longer thought to be untouchable in Turin and has been linked with a move away from Juventus this summer, with some sources even talking of a sensational swap deal involving Inter forward Mauro Icardi.
Speaking to Sky Sport on Monday, Juventus vice-chairman Nedved offered a noncommittal response when asked about Higuain’s future.
“We’re not worried at the thought of Higuain leaving,” he said. “Let’s see what happens after the World Cup.
“Clubs need to satisfy their players, they shouldn’t keep them against their will. Players should be happy to play for Juventus. We’ll need to take a decision [on Higuain’s future] together.”