Real Madrid have confirmed new signing David Alaba has tested positive for COVID-19.
A brief club statement read: “Real Madrid C. F. confirm that our player David Alaba has tested positive for COVID-19.”
Alaba, 28, joined Real on a five-year deal this summer after running down his contract at Bayern Munich.
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
- ‘Your destruction is near, you have nowhere to hide’ – Buhari dare terrorists
- PDP consensus arrangement has suffers setback in South-East
- Former President, Goodluck Jonathan pays tribute to Colin Powell
The addition of Alaba will help make up for the departures of Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos. Varane is joining Manchester United and Ramos signed with Paris Saint-Germain.
Alaba will be able to return to pre-season training with his club teammates once he tests negative.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema tested positive for COVID-19 last week.