Manchester City’s Ilkay Gündogan tests positive for Covid before Wolves opener

Manchester City’s Ilkay Gündogan tests positive for Covid before Wolves opener

The Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gündogan has tested positive for Covid-19 and is in self-isolation as the club prepare to play their first Premier League match of the season at Wolves on Monday.

In a club statement City said: “Ilkay is now observing a 10-day period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK government protocol on quarantine. Everyone at the club wishes Ilkay a speedy recovery.”

Gündogan is also ruled out of City’s matches against Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup on Thursday and Leicester on Sunday. It is understood his positive test does not have any implications for the rest of the City squad.

Gundogan’s teammates Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez tested positive for coronavirus this month but have returned to training.