Sevilla defender Jules Kounde has turn into the newest France Below-21 participant to check constructive for coronavirus after Odsonne Edouard was pressured to withdraw from the squad.
The Celtic striker was identified with Covid-19 whereas on responsibility with the Bleuets and isn’t set to return to Glasgow till Friday after quarantining.
That leaves him doubtful for Saturday’s conflict with Rangers and it now seems there was an outbreak of the virus within the squad.
On Thursday Sevilla introduced: “Sevilla’s French central defender Jules Kounde has examined constructive in PCR exams to detect Covid-19.
“The French Below-21 worldwide examined constructive within the exams he was subjected to after coming back from collaborating along with his nationwide group final Tuesday, so the footballer has not been involved with different members of the squad since his return to Seville.
“Subsequent exams carried out on the participant have confirmed the constructive for Covid-19, so the participant stays remoted at residence.
“Kounde is asymptomatic and dealing alone ready to have the ability to return to his colleagues as soon as he observes the required quarantine and it’s confirmed that he has overcome the illness.”
Lyon’s Maxence Caqueret and Matteo Guendouzi of Hertha Berlin additionally examined constructive, together with Edouard.
And Celtic boss Neil Lennon has admitted his frustration over gamers taking place with the virus whereas on worldwide responsibility.
He stated: “The coronavirus had a huge effect on us in the course of the worldwide break.
“If we take into consideration all of the testing we now have completed throughout the bubble at Celtic, we’ve been very strict and the protocols have all been adopted.
“The membership has completed an excellent job concerning that, maintaining everybody protected and guarded.
“It’s out of your arms when the gamers go away on worldwide responsibility.
“We’ve had some guys dominated out every now and then you’re sitting at residence biting your nails hoping that nothing else occurs. Not solely with the Covid scenario however with the prospect of a participant choosing up a bodily harm.
“That’s at all times on the again of your thoughts, too.
“Even when we may, although, you by no means actually need to cease a participant from enjoying for his nation as a result of it means a lot to them.”