David Silva tests positive for COVID-19 after his unveiling at Real Sociedad

David Silva tests positive for COVID-19 after his unveiling at Real Sociedad

- David Silva joins Spanish League outfit Real Sociedad on a two-year deal

- The 34-year-old completed his move to the La Liga side after parting ways with Manchester City

- Silva spent ten years at the Etihad Stadium winning four Premier League titles in the process

- However, he has tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after his unveiling at his new club

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Manchester City legend David Silva becomes the latest football star to contract deadly coronavirus in Spain.

The 34-year-old World Cup winner who spent ten years at the Etihad Stadium 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.

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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.

David Silva tests positive for COVID-19 after his unveiling at Real Sociedad
David Silva in his last match before parting ways with Manchester City - Getty Images
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"The player is asymptomatic and is self-isolating."

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

During his one decade reign at the Etihad Stadium, the midfielder won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, five EFL Cups and three Community Shields.

He scored 77 goals and assisted 140 others in 436 appearances across competitions for the Citizens before leaving them this summer.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi's father Jorge will meet with Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu to discuss the future of his son and client.

The Catalan club has insisted that any club interested in signing their captain must pay the £624 million value on his release clause.

Messi has 12 months left on his current deal with the Blaugrana, yet he has given them notice that he wants to leave them this summer.

Though several top European clubs are interested in his signature including Juventus and Manchester United, Pep Guardiola's Man City are however favourites to land the Argentine.

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