PSG’s Hakimi Contracts COVID-19

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Updated July 17, 2021


Paris Saint-Germain’s new player, Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi looks on ahead of a press conference at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on July 8, 2021. PHOTO: FRANCK FIFE / AFP


Paris Saint-Germain wing-back Achraf Hakimi has tested positive for coronavirus and been put into isolation, a source close to the club told AFP on Saturday.

Morroco’s Hakimi, 22, made his Parisian debut in Wednesday’s friendly win over third-tier Le Mans after joining Inter Milan for 60 million euros ($71 million) last week.

He missed Saturday’s pre-season draw with third-division Chambly and is set to be sidelined for next week’s games with Augsburg and Genoa.

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PSG were hit hard by Covid-19 at the start of last season when several players tested positive and Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria, and Leandro Paredes had to self-isolate after a holiday to Ibiza following the team’s Champions League final loss to Bayern Munich.