Aguero does NOT have Covid and will be part of Argentina's squad

Sergio Aguero does NOT have Covid and will be part of Argentina’s Copa America squad, the ex-Manchester City star’s father confirms – after Barcelona striker produces a false-positive having already had Covid-19

  • Sergio Aguero does not have coronavirus, the Argentine’s father has confirmed 
  • The former Manchester City striker tested positive for the virus on his birthday 
  • However, his father has said that a follow up test has resulted in a negative test
  • Aguero, 33, contracted the virus in January and missed ten games of the season 

Sergio Aguero has avoided a Covid scare after the former Manchester City star initially tested positive for the virus on his 33rd birthday, his father has confirmed.

The Argentine was unveiled at Barcelona earlier this week after moving to Catalonia from the North West having left the Premier League champions on a free following their defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League final. 

Just two days after signing for the LaLiga side, it was reported that Aguero had contracted the virus for a second time this year. 

Sergio Aguero does not have Covid after producing a false positive test on his 33rd birthday

The Argentine tested positive just days after being unveiled at Barcelona as a free signing

However, the 33-year-old’s father has confirmed that a follow up PCR test has displayed a negative result, meaning that the striker should be available for Argentina’s two World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia, and then the Copa America later this month. 

‘He took five tests last week and yesterday’s AFA test was positive but they already did another more complex test and it was negative,’ his father, Leonel del Castillo, confirmed to on radio station radio La Red. ‘So yesterday’s was a false positive.’

However, his father says he has produced a negative test and is available for Argentina

The latest development comes as a boost following Aguero’s 33rd birthday on Tuesday, and his partner, Sofia Calzetti, made mention of his positive test in a social post.  

‘Happy birthday my love. Let’s keep growing, evolving and walking together hand in hand,’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘I love you.’

The former City marksman previously tested positive for Covid in January this year and missed ten games with the illness.

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