Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte may not be available for Manchester City’s 2020/21 season’s opening game after testing positive for COVID-19.
The club confirmed that the players are currently observing a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK government protocol. Neither is displaying symptoms of the virus, according to Sky SPorts.
City added in a statement: “Everyone at the club wishes Riyad and Aymeric a speedy recovery ahead of their return to training and the new season.”
Mahrez tweeted in response to messages of support from City fans: “Thank you for all the nice messages, I’m good. Stay safe everyone take care of you.”
And Laporte added: “Thanks everyone for your messages, everything is going as well as possible, I am following the protocol for the next few days and I will be back soon, take care of yourself.”
City’s first game of the new season is away at Wolves, live on Monday Night Football, on September 21.
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