Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Nadiem Amiri will miss this Thursday’s Europa League tie with Rangers after the German international was put into a COVID-19 related quarantine.
The talented German 23-year-old missed March’s first leg match at Ibrox through injury but would’ve likely played in the return tie.
Amiri is to be quarantined for a week after coming into contact with the virus away from football and as of yet has not contracted the disease.
Bayer Leverkusen will be without Nadiem Amiri for the Europa League return leg against Rangers. He has gone into a one week quarantine following contact with an infected corona case away from the club. Amiri has tested negative but left the squad out of an abundance of caution.
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According to Bundesliga News, the midfielder has been put into quarantine as a precautionary measure after someone in his personal circle tested positive for coronavirus.
“This procedure shows that our hygiene measures are working and that the players are sensitized to the important corona issue,” said Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Völler in a Leverkusen statement.
“Nadiem’s behavior is exemplary and important.
“Particularly in view of the current increase in the number of infections in Germany, this is an example of a serious and responsible approach to the pandemic.”
Amiri made 41 appearances for the German side last season, scoring once and laying on six goals.
He is considered an important part of the set-up at the Bay-Arena and has three caps for the German national team.
Rangers travel to Leverkusen for the second leg of their Europa League tie with the Ibrox side trailing 3-1 from the first leg.