Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero tests COVID-19 positive

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has tested positive for novel coronavirus.

"After a close contact, I`ve been self-isolating and the latest test I took was positive for Covid-19," tweeted the prolific forward on Thursday.

"I had some symptoms and I`m following doctor`s orders for recovery. Take care, everyone!"

The 32-year-old has made only five appearances so far after coming back from a left knee injury he sustained in June last year. Manchester City are currently placed second in the Premier League, two points behind Manchester United but with a game in hand.

Despite Aguero's absence, City registered a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday.