Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, has tested positive for coronavirus, sources told AFP on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Brazilian has COVID-19 as well as his Argentinian teammates Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, the same anonymous sources said.
Neymar was part of the PSG team that lost to Bayern Munich in the final of the UEFA Champions League recently. The club had earlier confirmed that three of its players had tested positive for Covid-19.
“Three Paris Saint-Germain players have confirmed positive Sars CoV2 tests and are subject to the appropriate health protocol,” the club said in a statement.
Three @PSG_English players are confirmed positive after a Sars CoV2 test and have undergone the appropriate health protocols.
All players and staff will continue to be tested over the next few days.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 2, 2020
The French champions on Monday said that two of their players had tested positive for the virus and gone into quarantine.
Although the Ligue 1 season has kicked off, PSG have yet to begin their campaign as they have been given a break following their run to last month’s Champions League final, where they were beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich.
The Parisian club start their title defence at Racing Lens on September 10.