The 38-year-old striker tested positive for the virus ahead of AC Milan’s Europa League third round match against Norwegian side, Bodo/Glimt at the San Siro Stadium.
Ibrahimovic has immediately been placed on quarantine according to a statement on the club’s website.
The statement reads;
Zlatan Ibrahimović has tested positive for Covid-19 following a second round of swab tests ahead of tonight’s game against Bodø/Glimt. The Club has informed the relevant authorities and the player has been promptly placed in quarantine at home. All other team members and staff have tested negative.Advertisement
The striker also confirmed his status via his verified handle but in a rather amusing way. See tweet below
I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) September 24, 2020
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was on target twice for the Rosseneris as they began their Serie A campaign with a 2-0 victory over Bologna last weekend.