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.