Veteran striker Ibrahimovic tests positive for COVID-19

Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Italian club said that the 38-year-old AC Milan striker was placed in quarantine at home following the test carried out ahead of the team’s Europa League tie against Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt on Thursday.

The veteran forward, who said he had not experienced any symptoms, responded to the diagnosis in his inimitable style.

“COVID had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea,” Ibrahimovic said on Twitter.

Ibrahimovic became the highest-profile Serie A player to contract COVID-19 since play in Italy resumed in June following a three-month hiatus because of the pandemic.