Ex-Chelsea Striker Costa Tests Positive For Coronavirus


Atletico Madrid have announced that striker Diego Costa and defender Santiago Arias have tested positive for coronavirus, Daily Mail reports.

The players are in quarantine and will not report for the team’s first day of pre-season training on Friday.

Most of the squad underwent their coronavirus tests on Thursday, but Costa and Arias tested positive while on holiday, the club said

Neither man has shown any symptoms of the illness but they must remain in isolation away from Diego Simeone’s squad.

Atletico will begin their season at the end of the month against Granada in LaLiga. 

Their first two league matches were postponed because their season ended later as the team participated in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Coronavirus is causing havoc for other teams in Europe too, with a number of players testing positive having travelled abroad during the break. 

French publication L’Equipe reported…

Source: Complete Sports