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Lucas Torreira is coronavirus positive

Atletico Madrid have confirmed on Twitter their midfielder Lucas Torreira is now entering a period of self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19.

The positive test came after the Uruguayan returned to Atleti’s training facilities from international duty and immediately underwent a PCR test, which showed the infection.

The club added that the central midfielder is suffering no symptoms of the virus and is otherwise in good health, but is now in a period of quarantine to recover.

The player is currently on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal.

It follows the news that Torreira’s club and international teammate Luis Suarez has also tested positive for Covid-19.

As a result of each player being involved in the Uruguayan training camp – where an outbreak of cases was confirmed this week and both players will subsequently be unavailable for the upcoming clash against Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday.

Torreira, 24, has made seven appearances for Atleti to date but has started just two games.

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