Sergio Aguero looks set to miss Manchester City’s Premier League match against West Brom after he revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Albion welcome the Citizens to The Hawthorns next Tuesday and it looks as if one of their best attacking talents will miss the clash which could provide a boost for Sam Allardyce.
Aguero took to Twitter on Thursday to address why he had not been present in recent City squads while giving an update on his condition.
After a close contact, I've been self-isolating and the latest test I took was positive for COVID 19. I had some symptoms and I'm following doctor's orders for recovery. Take care, everyone!
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) January 21, 2021
He tweeted, “After a close contact, I’ve been self-isolating and the latest test I took was positive for COVID 19.
“I had some symptoms and I’m following doctor’s orders for recovery. Take care, everyone!”
With the Argentine forward testing positive in his ‘latest’ COVID test then it looks likely that he will be unavailable for selection in Tuesday’s game.
Aguero only has two goals in all competitions this season, both coming in the Champions League, after struggling to shake off a knee injury.
After missing the last few Premier League games, it was thought that this injury may have ruled Aguero out again but his absence has now been explained.
The Argentine made a cameo during Albion’s trip to The Etihad earlier this season as Slaven Bilic oversaw an impressive 1-1 draw during his last game at the helm.
Albion will be hoping for a similar result next week but they face a Man City side that has hit form over the festive period and the Baggies will have to be at their best to secure a positive result.
Aguero’s absence will provide a boost but with Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden all still available, Albion face one hell of a challenge.
Hopefully, Big Sam will be able to work his magic once again.