Neymar ‘tests POSITIVE for coronavirus’ as PSG confirm that three players have contracted COVID-19


Neymar ‘tests POSITIVE for coronavirus’ after an end of season holiday in Ibiza, as beaten Champions League finalists PSG confirm THREE players have contracted the virus

  • PSG’S Brazilian star Neymar has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus
  • The 28-year-old has recently spent time on holiday in Ibiza, Spain 
  • Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes are also believed to have tested positive
  • Champions League finalists confirmed that three players have tested positive 

PSG star Neymar has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, with the Ligue 1 club confirming that three players have contracted the virus. 

The Ligue 1 champions and Champions League finalists did not name the players involved, but Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes are believed to be the other two players to have tested positive, as reported by French outlet L’Equipe

After losing in the Champions League final on August 23, all three players have recently spent time on holiday on the Spanish island of Ibiza.   

PSG’s star player Neymar, 28, has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus 

Neymar (bottom-right) has recently been on holiday on the Spanish island of Ibiza

Neymar (bottom-right) has recently been on holiday on the Spanish island of Ibiza 

Neymar's team-mate at PSG, Angel Di Maria (right), has also reportedly tested positive

Neymar’s team-mate at PSG, Angel Di Maria (right), has also reportedly tested positive

Midfielder Leandro Paredes is believed to be the third PSG player to have contracted COVID-19

Midfielder Leandro Paredes is believed to be the third PSG player to have contracted COVID-19

‘Three PSG-English players are confirmed positive after a Sars CoV2 test and have undergone the appropriate health protocols,’ the club said on social media. 

‘All players and staff will continue to be tested over the next few days.’

PSG are making a delayed start to the new Ligue 1 season after their European exertions, with their first fixture scheduled for September 10 when they are due to travel to Lens.

Positive tests have already disrupted the start of the new season, with the opening match of the campaign between Marseille and St Etienne postponed when Marseille reported four positive tests.

Neymar wears a mask whilst enjoying his vacation in Spain over the course of the weekend

Neymar wears a mask whilst enjoying his vacation in Spain over the course of the weekend

Man United's Paul Pogba is another high-profile player to test positive for coronavirus

Man United’s Paul Pogba is another high-profile player to test positive for coronavirus

Manchester United star Paul Pogba tested positive for coronavirus alongside Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele while meeting up for international duty with France last Thursday. The pair are now isolating for 14 days.

Chelsea were rocked by a host of their stars contracting the virus last week, with six players testing positive. Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Fikayo Tomori were placed into isolation after a break to Mykynos in Greece.

Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Emerson and Michy Batshuayi have also stayed away from Chelsea’s Cobham training base, although it is not known which six players tested positive.

Pogba and his France team-mate Tanguy Ndombele have both been diagnosed with the virus

Pogba and his France team-mate Tanguy Ndombele have both been diagnosed with the virus

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Wolves winger Adama Traore tested positive ahead of joining up with his Spanish international team-mates on Tuesday. 

However, Traore is now awaiting the results of a second test to determine whether the first was a false positive.

A total of 14 positive tests were recorded from the 12 Premier League clubs who returned to training ahead of the new season two weeks ago.



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