President of FC Barcelona Joan Laporta tested positive for COVID-19

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The president of the FC Barcelona Joan Laporta he tested positive for COVID-19 Y is one of the new infected with the virus in the Catalan institution, in an epidemic that has affected both players and coaching staff of the different squads of the entity.

The information was released by Barcelona through a statement in which they report that Laporta was in contact with people who tested positive for the virus early this Tuesday and for this reason they conducted tests to rule out or confirm the situation.

“Due to the fact of having been in direct contact with people who have tested positive for covid in the last hours, this morning President Joan Laporta had an antigen test performed, which was negative, and in the afternoon a PCR test, that it has tested positive ”, informed the Blaugrana entity in the text.

The positive result of the test will prevent the club’s top leader from traveling with the first team to Jaen to witness this Wednesday the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey soccer match against the Linares club. Similarly, he will not be able to attend the league clash on Saturday against Granada.

For the quarantine that you must do, Laporta’s presence will not be confirmed at the moment in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup between Barcelona and Real Madrid, which will be played on December 12 at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Saudi Arabia.

In addition to Laporta, FerRan Torres, Pedri, ‘Gavi’, Ousmane Dembélé, Ez Abde, Sergiño Dest, Alejandro Baldé and Phillippe Coutinho also contracted COVID-19 in recent days

For his part, the first vice president of Barcelona, ​​Rafael Yuste, has tested negative for the PCR, but as a precaution he will not travel to Linares with the first soccer team either.

Laporta It had been in the news in the last hours after Spanish media reported that it had reached a pre-agreement with the players’ agent Mino Raiola so that in summer the Barcelona cancel the termination clause of Erling Haaland and join the orders of Xavi Hernández; but to date the information has not been confirmed.

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