Real Madrid new signing, David Olatukunbo Alaba, better known as David Alaba, has tested positive for COVID-19 disease.
Naija News reports that the 28-year-old Austrian professional footballer joined the La Liga club on a five year deal from Bayern Munich after spending 13 years playing for the Bundesliga club.
Madrid confirmed Alabi’s coronavirus status in an official statement released on Wednesday, July 28.
The brief statement read: “Real Madrid C. F. confirm that our player David Alaba has tested positive for COVID-19.”
The player who captains the Austria national team has played in a multitude of roles, including central midfield and right and left-wing, but primarily plays as a left-back, and more recently as a centre-back.
Joining Madrid, Alaba will help make up for the departures of Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos. Alaba will, however, be able to return to pre-season training with his club teammates once he tests negative.
Source: Naija News