The Spanish Football Federation have announced that Diego Llorente has tested positive for covid-19. The news comes days after Sergio Busquets also tested positive, giving birth to fears about how many players in La Roja’s squad may be infected.
🚨 COMUNICADO OFICIAL | Diego Llorente
La RFEF lamenta comunicar que el futbolista internacional Diego Llorente ha resultado positivo en los últimos test PCR realizados esta mañana en la concentración de la Selección en Las Rozas.
— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) June 8, 2021
The test was carried out this morning at Las Rozas, the day Spain were supposed to play Lithuania ahead of their first game of Euro 2020. Instead, as the squad was isolating, a team made up of U21 players was fielded, ultimately winning 4-0.
Llorente, a centre-back who plays his club football with Leeds United having joined them from Real Sociedad, will leave the national team’s concentration tonight in a medicalised vehicle, following all established health protocols.
La Roja will continue in their preparation for Euro 2020 despite the setback. Luis Enrique will oversee personalised training at Las Rozas, with a parallel bubble also in operation. Spain are supposed to kick off their campaign against Sweden in Seville’s La Cartuja on Monday evening, but everything’s in doubt right now.