Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has revealed that he has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Aguero, who has struggled with injuries this season, did not feature in City’s Premier League win over Aston Villa on Wednesday night.
He has also not featured for the team since January 3, when he made a four-minute cameo in the 3-1 victory against Chelsea.
In a tweet on his Twitter page on Wednesday, Aguero said he had already been self-isolating following close contact with another person who had COVID-19.
He wrote: “After a close contact, I’ve been self-isolating and the latest test I took was positive for Covid-19. I had some symptoms and I’m following doctor’s orders for recovery. Take care, everyone!”
Manchester City have been one of the worst-affected clubs in the Premier League in terms of the number of positive coronavirus tests, with Aguero now making it a total of nine players to have tested positive for COVID-19.
First-team stars such as Eric Garcia, Gabriel Jesus, and Kyle Walker, who all missed City’s win over Chelsea had tested positive for the virus. Goalkeeper Scott Carson and 18-year-old midfielder Cole Palmer then tested positive on January 6.
The latest news will come as a concern to head coach Guardiola, who has barely been able to use his talismanic striker through the majority of the 2020-21 Premier League season.