OYOGist.com has learned that Matheus Fernandes, the recently signed Barcelona midfielder who is on loan at Valladolid, has tested positive for the deadly novel coronavirus.
According to reports it was claimed that the 21 year old was one of the La Liga players who was found to be carrying the virus, and has been isolated away from his teammates.
It’s the latest bit of bad news for Matheus, who signed for Barcelona in January and was immediately loaned to their fellow La Liga side to starting picking up some minutes.
However with his late January arrival plus the timing of the global trouble, this meant he’s not had the chance to play yet. He will likely stay on loan for another year while the Catalan club study how to free up another non-EU player slot.
It’s been a tough few months for him following his dream move to the European leagues, but it will all hopefully get easier from here.