Adama Traore tests positive for COVID-19 as winger withdraws from Spain squad

Adama Traore tests positive for COVID-19 as winger withdraws from Spain squad

- Adama Traore was handed his first international team call-up into the Spanish squad

- He may miss the chance to represent his country after testing positive for coronavirus

- Traore will also miss Wolve’s Premier League opening fixture

Adama Traore has been ruled out of Spain’s squad ahead of their double UEFA Nations League clash and will also miss Wolves’ Premier League opening fixture as he has tested positive for coronavirus.

He becomes the latest English Premier League star to have contracted the infection and now he will be forced to withdraw from joining his team-mates.

The 24-year-old will miss out of a chance to earn his international debut for the Spanish squad after earning his first senior team call-up under Luis Enrique.

And now it looks like he won’t be part of the team as he will be forced to self-isolate for fourteen days.

Spanish outlet Marca are reporting that the player was not allowed to fly to join the Spanish squad as UEFA’s strict guidelines against the spread of the pandemic remains in place.

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However, reports say if the player tests negative by Tuesday, September 1, he will be allowed to join his team-mates ahead of their Nations League cracker.

Adama Traore tests positive for COVID-19 as winger withdraws from Spain squad
Adama Traore contracts coronavirus. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Spain had earlier been hit by coronavirus after Mikel Oyarzabal tested positive for the infection.

In the same vein, 34-year-old World Cup winner who spent ten years at Manchester City David Silva was confirmed to have tested positive for the virus by his new club, Real Sociedad.

Silva joined the Spanish topflight side on a free transfer this summer after parting ways with the Premier League outfit, where he will forever be revered.

The Spaniard was unveiled to the media by his new club Monday, August 31 and he answered a few questions during the press briefing as reported by SunSport.

Real Sociedad took to social media to confirm the news, saying: "Real Sociedad informs that Silva has tested positive for COVID-19 in the test carried out at Policlínica Gipuzkoa."

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The Sun further reports that Silva is doubtful for the Txuri-urdinak's opening La Liga encounter on September 12.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Want-away Barcelona captain Lionel Messi does not consider himself part of Ronald Koeman's plans hence, he chose to boycott on Monday, August 31.

The 33-year-old has 12 more months on his current deal with the Catalans and has sent his transfer request to the club.

In view of this, top European clubs have already started showing interest in signing him, but Manchester City have an edge over them.

The Argentine has been linked with a reunion with former boss Pep Guardiola as he hopes to start afresh in the Premier League.

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