Real Madrid have announced that their new signing David Alaba has tested positive for COVID-19.
A brief club statement read: “Real Madrid C. F. confirm that our player David Alaba has tested positive for COVID-19.”
Austria defender Alaba, 28, joined Real on a five-year deal this summer after running down his contract at Bayern Munich.
The addition of Alaba will help make up for the departures of Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos. Varane is joining Manchester United and Ramos signed with Paris Saint-Germain.
Alaba will be able to return to pre-season training with his club teammates once he tests negative.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
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