MADRID (AFP) – Former Manchester City midfielder David Silva has tested positive for coronavirus, his new club Real Sociedad announced on Monday (Aug 31).
The 34-year-old joined La Real on a free transfer earlier this month but returned a positive Covid-19 test after arriving to San Sebastian.
The Liga club said it was Silva's second test within 72 hours since landing in Spain, having previously tested negative.
The Spaniard, a former World Cup and European Championship winner, left Man City at the end of his contract before signing a two-year deal with Sociedad.
He is self-isolating and is displaying no symptoms, the club said.
Silva's new teammate Mikel Oyarzabal has also contracted the virus and was replaced in Luis Enrique's Spain squad by Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno.
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