Napoli captain Insigne tests positive for COVID-19

The Italy international has played a central role in Napoli's Serie A title challenge this season, scoring four goals in 15 league appearances.

Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne has tested positive for COVID-19.   -  AP

Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serie A club said on Tuesday.

"The player will undergo a period of isolation at home. The team, following indications from the local health authority, has carried out a round of swab tests and the results will be announced in late afternoon," read a club statement.

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The Italy international has played a central role in Napoli's Serie A title challenge this season, scoring four goals in 15 league appearances and helping Luciano Spalletti’s side climb to second place, four points behind leaders Inter Milan.

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Insigne will miss Napoli's home clash with relegation-battling Spezia on Wednesday, their final fixture before a two-week winter break.

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