PSG duo Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes ‘suspected of contracting coronavirus after holiday to Ibiza’ with club fearing other stars have caught Covid-19 on their travels following Champions League final defeat
Paris Saint-Germain stars Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes have cut short their holidays in Ibiza to return to the club and undergo coronavirus testing, according to sources in France.
L’Equipe claim the pair, who were permitted to visit the Balearic island after PSG’s Champions League final defeat by Bayern Munich, have travelled back to the French capital to spend an extended period in isolation. PSG have confirmed that two players have contracted coronavirus but have not named who they are.
The report names Mauro Icardi, Ander Herrera, Keylor Navas and Neymar among the other squad members suspected of having contracted Covid-19 in Ibiza.
Angel Di Maria has returned from his holiday in Ibiza to test for coronavirus in Paris
‘Two Paris Saint-Germain players are suspected of being infected with COVID-19,’ said a club statement. ‘The state of their health is very reassuring. They have already been subjected to the appropriate health protocols.’
A positive coronavirus test would rule Neymar out of PSG’s first game of the season against Lens on Thursday, September 10, with Thomas Tuchel’s men having to play catch up with fellow Ligue 1 clubs who have already played two matches each.
The Brazilian was left in tears following the European Cup final defeat in Cologne, but has now committed his future to Les Parisiens.
The 28-year-old had even been linked with a return to Barcelona but has expressed his determination to finally lift the Champions League trophy with PSG in 2020-21.
He told the club’s official magazine: ‘I’m staying at PSG next season! And with the ambition to return to the Champions League final, this time to win it.
‘I like the idea of doing everything to leave my name in the history books of my club.’
The Ligue 1 champions also suspect Leandro Paredes will need to isolate after visiting Ibiza