Wolves winger Adama Traore tests positive for COVID-19, Spain’s squad ahead of their double UEFA Nations League clash has ruled him out and will also miss Wolves’ Premier League opening fixture. The 24-year-old had previously been called up to the national squad back in November, but was forced to withdraw the next day through injury.
Spain had earlier been hit by coronavirus after Mikel Oyarzabal tested positive for the infection. In the same vein, 34-year-old World Cup winner who spent ten years at Manchester City David Silva was confirmed to have tested positive for the virus by his new club, Real Sociedad. Silva joined the Spanish topflight side on a free transfer this summer after parting ways with the Premier League outfit, where he will forever be revered.
UEFA has strict protocols in place to try to reduce the risk of the disease spreading despite players traveling across the continent. However, it is believed that if Traore returns a negative test on Tuesday, he will be given the green light to leave. Spain will face Germany on Thursday and then Ukraine on Sunday in their double-header as Wolves start their new season with a trip to Sheffield United on September 14.