Gundogan Becomes Third Man City Player To Test Positive For COVID-19

Ilkay Gundogan (image via AS)

Ilkay Gundogan has become the third Manchester City player to test positive for COVID-19 ahead of their Premier League opener against Wolves.

The German midfielder will sit out Monday’s clash at Molineux after contracting coronavirus and will now follow quarantine protocols to contain any potential spread of the illness at Ethiad Stadium.

City also confirmed positive tests for Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte earlier this month, with Pep Guardiola now facing a selection dilemma for the Citizens’ return to domestic action.

Ilkay Gundogan (Getty Images)

Guardiola revealed in his pre-match press conference that Mahrez will be available for the trip to Wolves after observing a 10-day isolation period, but Laporte will be left out having only just returned to full training.

City have delivered an update on Gundgoan’s condition in a statement: “Manchester City can confirm that Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for Covid-19.

“Ilkay is now observing a 10-day period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine. Everyone at the club wishes Ilkay a speedy recovery.”

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source: Goal

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