“The tests carried out on the main team, technical team and direct staff, given the start of the pre-season work, detected two positive cases for covid-19”, reads a statement from the club, without revealing the identity of those infected.

The two involved are in isolation at home, while the team is complying with "a very strict health protocol", added the club, which includes the Portuguese players Gonçalo Guedes and Thierry Correia.

These cases of covid-19 in Valencia occur two days after Atletico Madrid became aware of the infection with the new coronavirus of Argentine striker Ángel Correa and Croatian defender Sime Vrsaljko, before travelling to Lisbon, to dispute the final 8 of the Champions League.