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Barcelona confirm Miralem Pjanic has tested positive for Covid-19

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The midfielder is in good health and isolating at home

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Barcelona announced on Sunday that new signing Miralem Pjanic has tested positive for Covid-19.

The 30-year-old is said to be in “good health” and isolating.

Here’s the club’s official statement:

“Miralem Pjanic has tested positive in a PCR taken on Saturday 22 August after feeling a little unwell. The player is in good health and is self-isolating at home.

“The player will therefore not be travelling to Barcelona for 15 days, when he will be expected to report for duty with the FC Barcelona team.”

Source | FC Barcelona

The news means Pjanic will miss the start of Barcelona’s pre-season. The first-team are due back on August 30 for PCR testing before pre-season begins on August 31.