Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the Premier League opener against Wolves on Monday at the Molineux Stadium scheduled for a 20:15 kick-off.
The midfielder of Turkish origin is observing a 10-day self-isolation period, City confirmed.
“Everyone at the club wishes Ilkay a speedy recovery,” Manchester City said in a statement.
The match against Wolves is still expected to go ahead despite Gundogan catching the virus.
Gundogan a regular starter for City in midfield and made 49 appearances in all competitions last season.
The experienced midfielder was also an important player in the treble-winning side the year before.
Gundogan has played twice this season for Germany in the 1-1 draws against Spain and Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League.
City attacking midfielder Riyad Mahrez and defender Aymeric Laporte recently tested positive for Covid-19 but are now back in training.
The Citizens have a busy schedule with games against Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup on Thursday and Leicester City in the league on Sunday.