Gianluca Mancini tests positive for COVID-19

Just a few days ahead of their showdown at the San Siro against Milan, Roma and manager Paulo Fonseca have been dealt a massive blow.

Central defender Gianluca Mancini has revealed on his official Instagram page today that he has tested positive for COVID-19, which rules him out for Monday evening’s fixture.

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The Italian international becomes the seventh player at Roma to test positive for the virus since September.

”Hi everyone, I’ve tested positive for COVID, which means I have to go into quarantine,” revealed the defender.

“Fortunately, I’m feeling good and I’m already counting down the days until I can get back on the pitch. See you soon and Forza Roma!”

Mancini has been a fixture in Paulo Fonseca’s starting formation ever since his arrival last year from Atalanta. It remains to be seen who will replace the 23 year-old on Monday, but the Giallorossi are hoping that they can recover fellow defender Chris Smalling, who suffered a knee sprain last week in training.

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01-10-2022 16:00