Manchester City has confirmed that Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for coronavirus after the latest round of tests. He is currently undergoing a period of self-isolation in accordance with the Premier League and UK government protocol following the coronavirus outbreak.
Manchester City wished the German midfielder a quick recovery on its official website.
“IlKay is now observing a 10 day period of self-isolation in accordance with the premier league and UK Government protocol on Quarantine. “Everyone at the club wishes IIKay a speedy recovery.
NEWS | @IlkayGuendogan has tested positive for Covid-19.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 21, 2020
Ilkay Gundogan is likely to miss three matches for City as he self isolates. Manchester City will face Wolves today and will play against Bournemouth in their carabao cup tie.
He will also miss out on their premier league match against Leicester on Sunday. The German became the third City player to test positive for the virus after Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte. Both players have resumed training with the club, but only Mahrez will be available in the match against Wolves.
Sergio Aguero will also be missed in the opener, with the Argentine star recovering from surgery. Aguero sustained a knee injury in June in their Match against Burnley. Phil Foden could be welcomed in the team after he was sent home from an international assignment. He was accompanied by Manchester United Mason Greenwood after they both broke the social distance rules by inviting women into their hotel room in Iceland.
Meanwhile, the 29 years old Gundogan is a regular starter for Pep Guardiola’s side and has made 49 appearances in all competition last season. He was also part of the treble-winning squad in 2018. Gundogan started his season on international duty with the German team. He played in the 1-1 draw against Spain and Switzerland and also scored a goal for his country.
Manchester City is aiming on closing the 18 points gap that is separating the club from Liverpool last season. After Man Blue won the title twice, Jurden Klopp and his squad raced away with the title.