Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero tested positive for Covid-19 only days after joining Barcelona. He is alleged to have tested positive in a quick test conducted at the Argentinian Football Association’s facilities in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, just after he arrives from Europe on Tuesday morning.
Aguero is reportedly waiting for the results of a second PCR test. After testing positive for coronavirus in February, the 33-year-old had to confine himself and his girlfriend Sofia Calzetti at their house in Manchester.
According to Aguero’s father, Leonel del Castillo, a second PCR test came back negative. “First he was positive, then when they tested him again, it came back negative,” he stated on radio La Red.
The incident occurred on Tuesday on Aguero’s 33rd birthday. Sofia Calzetti, his partner, made no mention of his positive test, instead of posting a photo of the two of them with the caption, “Happy birthday, my love. Let us continue to develop, evolve, and walk hand in hand. I adore you.”
The second outcome is expected to allow him to play in Argentina’s World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia.
Argentina will play Chile on Friday before traveling to Barranquilla on Wednesday to face Colombia. The matches will also act as a warm-up for Argentina’s Copa America campaign this summer. It hasn’t been the best start for Aguero at Barcelona, but he will finally have the chance to play with Lionel Messi for both club and country, assuming the six-time Ballon d’Or winner stays at the Nou Camp.
“I chat to Leo every day, and he gave me a message of congratulations. It will be a lot simpler now that I will have him every day,” Aguero said at a press conference.
“What happens with Leo is a club choice, but it is a joy and a source of pride to play with him. If he keeps doing what he’s doing, which I believe he will, I’ll attempt to provide everything he’s always given.”
Meanwhile, Messi is certain that Argentina will have a fruitful summer after reuniting with his international colleagues.
“Excited with a lot of desire to do things well,” Messi stated when asked how he felt heading into the competition. We left a terrific impression in the last Copa América, but we can’t stay there, and we want to keep improving.