The complicated season of the Argentine Sergio Agüero suffered a new setback as the top scorer in the history of Manchester City will be forced to respect a quarantine period after having been in contact with a positive case for the coronavirus.
City has been hit by eleven positive cases in players and technical equipment in recent weeks and although Agüero has tested negative, coach Pep Guardiola confirmed that the Argentine should be isolated due to the protocol for nearby cases.
“Unfortunately, Sergio was in contact with a person who tested positive, so he must isolate himself for a few days,” Guardiola said this Sunday after the 3-0 victory against second-division Birmingham in the third round of the FA Cup. .
“He has tested negative, but the protocol says that if he has been in contact, he must isolate himself,” added the technician.
Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker, Ederson, Ferran Torres, Eric Garcia, Scott Carson, Cole Palmer and Tommy Doyle are the City players who have tested positive since Christmas Day.
Jesus and Walker reappeared after their quarantine periods when entering the field during the game against Birmingham, while Ederson was on the bench.
Aguero has only started three times this season, due to a series of physical problems and injuries.
Manchester City will face Brighton, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa in Premier League matches over the next ten days, so Aguero may miss at least the first two of these three matches. AFP (HN).