Premier League: Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan becomes latest Manchester City player to test positive for COVID-19

Gundogan is the third City player to return a positive test this month, following Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez.

Agence France-Presse September 21, 2020 16:52:18 IST
Premier League: Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan becomes latest Manchester City player to test positive for COVID-19

Manchester: Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for coronavirus , the Premier League club announced on Monday, hours ahead of their first match of the new campaign.

The Germany international is now in self-isolation as the club prepare to play Wolves at Molineux.

"Ilkay is now observing a 10-day period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK government protocol on quarantine," said a City statement.

"Everyone at the club wishes Ilkay a speedy recovery."

Gundogan is the third City player to return a positive test this month, following Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez.

City missed the opening weekend of the Premier League to give them extra time to recover from a late end to the 2019/20 season due to their involvement in the Champions League.

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