Fc Barcelona have confirmed that New signing Miralem Pjanić has tested positive for the corona virus.
Pjanić who completed a move from Juventus to Barcelona earlier this summer will now isolate for 15days and will miss the start of the pre-season for Barcelona.
The midfielder took a test on Saturday after “experiencing some discomfort”, however he has shown no symptoms.
“Miralem Pjanic tested positive for PCR on Saturday, August 22 after suffering some discomfort. The player is in good health and is isolated at home,” Barca said in a statement.
“For this reason, the player will not travel to Barcelona until 15 days later to join Barca.”
Its a huge blow for both pjanic and Barcelona, the former juventus man was schedule to fly to Barcelona next week.
He was on vacation in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, which has become a new hotbed of Coronavirus cases in Italy because it is such a popular holiday destination, particularly among football players.
The 30-year-old Bosnia international completed the transfer for €60m as part of an exchange deal with Arthur Melo.