Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo and Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams announce they have tested positive for coronavirus… with both players asymptomatic and isolating
- Jean-Clair Todibo and Inaki Williams have tested positive for coronavirus
- The Barcelona defender and Athletic Bilbao forward are both asymptomatic
- The results were discovered during pre-season testing at both LaLiga clubs
- Todibo is not part of the Barca’s squad for their European tie with Bayern Munich
Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo and Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams are both isolating after announcing they have tested positive for coronavirus.
The positive results were picked up during pre season testing with Todibo not part of Barcelona’s travelling squad for their Champions League quarter final clash with Bayern Munich on Friday.
Both players are asymptomatic but said they are taking the necessary precautions.
Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo (left) has announced he has tested positive for Covid-19
Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams also confirmed he has tested positive for the virus
Todibo confirmed his positive test in a Twitter post, writing: ‘Hello everyone, I am informing you that I have tested positive for Covid-19, I am asymptomatic and I feel fine.
‘I am at home following the proper health protocol. I really want to get back to training, but now it’s time to stay home until the virus has passed.
‘Thank you all for the support and I offer my encouragement to all the people who are also experiencing the virus.’
Todibo, who spent the second half of the season on loan at Schalke, is now in self-isolation
The defender spent the second half of the season on loan with Schalke and returned to Barca to begin work ahead of the 2020-2021 campaign.
The Catalan side confirmed on Thursday that a player had tested positive but had not been part of the team’s squad for Friday’s game.
A club statement said: ‘Following PCR tests conducted this Tuesday afternoon on the group of nine players due to begin the pre-season today, one of them has tested positive for Covid-19.
‘The player has no symptoms, is in good health and has been quarantined at his home. The club has reported the matter to the relevant sporting and health authorities.
Barcelona confirmed a player not in their Champions League squad had tested positive
‘All persons who have been in contact with the player have been tracked to perform the corresponding PCR tests.
‘The player has not been in contact with any of the senior team players who are scheduled to travel to Lisbon this Thursday to compete in the Champions League.’
Williams also updated fans with a post on Twitter which read: ‘Today they confirmed that I have tested positive in the PCR test. I am asymptomatic and I feel fine.
‘It is time to be at home in isolation until I overcome the virus. I really want to join the pre-season.’
The 26-year-old was a key part of Bilbao’s squad during the 2019-2020 season, playing all 38 games in LaLiga with the club finishing in 11th place.