Miralem Pjanic has tested positive for the novel COVID-19, Barcelona have confirmed.
The midfielder signed for the Catalan giants in July and is expected to link up with his new teammates ahead of the new season.
He has however tested positive for the virus, and will, as part of the provided guidelines, self-isolate for 14 days.
[BREAKING NEWS]— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 23, 2020
Pjanic tests positive for Covid-19 and will travel to Barcelona in 15 days. Player feeling well and self-isolating pic.twitter.com/sTr9s4pzvc
The latest development means Pjanic will not travel to Barcelona soon as earlier planned.