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Bayern Munich Alumni: Real Madrid’s David Alaba tests positive for COVID-19

David Alaba will be out of action for a spell with the coronavirus.

Real Madrid Pre-Season Training Session Photo by Antonio Villalba/Real Madrid via Getty Images

Former Bayern Munich star David Alaba will have big expectations on him at Real Madrid, but fans of Los Blancos are going to have to wait a bit until they get a full view of their prized signed.

Per a very brief release from the club this morning, Alaba has tested positive for COVID-19. There was no word on how long Real Madrid expects the Austria international to be out of commission, but if it is a standard case with no lingering effects, Alaba could be back in action within two weeks:

Real Madrid CF communicates that our player David Alaba has tested positive for COVID-19.

Surely, this is disappointing news for Alaba, Real Madrid, and the club’s fanbase. With Sergio Ramos now at Paris Saint-Germain and Raphael Varane’s recent signing with Manchester United, Alaba’s role with the Spanish club suddenly is all the more vital to the club’s aspirations this season.