Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini has become the second Serie A player to test positive for coronavirus.
Juventus defender Daniele Rugani was the first Serie A player to contract the pandemic, announced last night by his club.
But now 28-year-old Gabbiadini, who used to play for Southampton in the Premier League, has contracted COVID-19 and is in isolation – all Serie A matches have been suspended until at least April 3.
A Sampdoria statement reads:-
‘UC Sampdoria announce that player Manolo Gabbiadini has tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19.
‘He has a slight fever, but is doing well. The club is activating all the procedures of isolation laid out in the rules.’
Gabbidaini, who is an Italy international, has also played for Napoli and Bologna.