REAL MADRID have confirmed that striker Karim Benzema has tested positive for Covid-19.

The La Liga giants travel to Glasgow this weekend to face Rangers in a pre-season friendly.

The French striker had planned to rejoin the discipline of the white team this Friday and meet again with Carlo Ancelotti in the new stage of the Italian as Real Madrid coach.

Benzema was on vacation since the elimination of France from the European Championship, which occurred in the round of 16, in a disappointing tournament for the Gauls but with a good overall performance from the Madrid striker.

Benzema had been the great novelty of Didier Deschamps’ call-up, after almost three years out of the team due to the blackmail case against his former teammate Valbuena.

After this positive, Benzema’s return to training with Real Madrid will be delayed for at least ten days, following the protocols established by the club and LaLiga for positive cases of Covid.

The glamous clash will be the final warm-up fixture for Steven Gerrard’s side ahead of their Premiership opener against Livingston.

Real Madrid C. F. confirm that our player Karim Benzema has tested positive for COVID-19.”Real Madrid confirmed .