Man City's Star "IIkay Gundogan" Has Tested Positive To Coronavirus.

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for COVID-19.

The sad news was confimed in an official statement via the club's website on Monday morning, stating that the German international is "presently observing a 10-day period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine in order to contain any potential for of the virus".

"Everyone at the club wishes Ilkay a speedy recovery."

Ikay becomes the third Man City player to test positive for Covid-19, after Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte who had tested positive earlier this month.

The 29-year-old Gundogan who is a key player in City's midfield is set to miss the next three games, the Premier League opener away to Wolves, the Thursday night EFL cup game at home Bournemouth, and against Leicester City at the Etihad on Sunday.

He recently featured for Germany in the Nations League 1-1 draw fixtures against Spain and Switzerland earlier this month.

Manager Pep Guardiola will now be facing a selection headache as the Citizens' kick-off their 2020/21 Premier League season against Wolves at the Molineux on Monday night.

In his pre-match press conference, he revealed that winger Mahrez will be available for the Wolves match, after fully recovering and observing a 10-day isolation period, but defender Laporte will be left out having only just returned to full training.

IIkay Gundogan became Pep Guardiola first signing as Man City's manager in June 2016 from Borussia Dortmund in a reported fee of £20million, signing a four-year contract with the Citizens.

He has since then made 163 appearances for the club, scoring 22 goals, and winning two Premier League trophies, one FA Cup, three EFL Cups, and two Community Shield tiltles with the club.


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