Former Manchester City midfielder David Silva has tested positive for coronavirus, his new club Real Sociedad have announced.
The 34-year-old, who joined the LaLiga side this month after ending his successful 10-year spell with City, is said to be displaying no symptoms and is self-isolating.
The club said in a tweet that he had "tested positive for Covid-19" after being tested at the club's training ground.
"The player is asymptomatic and is self-isolating," the club added.
Silva had earlier been unveiled by La Real and the former Valencia playmaker said at the press conference he was targeting more silverware after returning to Spain.
ℹ Real Sociedad informs that @21LVA has tested positive for COVID-19 in the test carried out at Policlínica Gipuzkoa. The player is asymptomatic and is self-isolating.#AurreraReala pic.twitter.com/5Rs8gamWsT— Real Sociedad (@RealSociedadEN) August 31, 2020
At City Silva won four Premier League titles and was a part of seven domestic cup wins, not including Community Shields. He was also a part of the Spain national sides that won two European Championships and the World Cup between 2008 and 2012.
"The team is playing some great football and I hope to add to that here and have some great years at the club," Silva said.
"I have high expectations in terms of the football we’ll be playing and I think we can compete for silverware.
"I’ve been lucky enough to win a lot of things in my career. I’m very competitive and I’m going to try and do the same here because that’s why I’ve been brought in."
Silva, for so long a part of City’s as yet unrequited quest for Champions League glory, will play in the Europa League next season courtesy of Sociedad’s sixth-placed finish in LaLiga, and that is a prospect he is relishing.
He said: "Of course, after so many years of playing in Europe, you want to continue doing that. I also came because I like the style of football the team plays."