Real Madrid president Perez is testing negative for coronavirus after quarantine

The 73-year-old will not travel for the upcoming game against Atalanta – although he has been cleared to return to work.

Real Madrid president Fiorentino Perez has tested negative for coronavirus after carrying out a positive test on 2 February.

Perez spent several weeks in quarantine as he was not allowed to return to work until he passed a negative test.

The 73-year-old president is now free to return to his duties, though he will not travel for the upcoming leg at the Champions League club with Atalanta in Italy.

What did Real Madrid say?

“Real Madrid CF report that our president Florentino Perez has reversed the negative results of Covid-19 in the two PCR tests he has conducted in the last 48 hours,” the club said in a statement.

“Florentino Perez will not travel to Bergamo for the Champions League tie against Atalanta, but she will be at Real Madrid City tomorrow to see all the members of our first team ahead of their trip to Italy.”

Who is Perez?

Perez was first elected to office in 2000 and was president of the club until 2006, keeping an eye on Galacticos names such as Ronaldo Nazario, David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane and Michael Owen.

He was re-elected for a second term as Madrid’s president back in 2009, after serving as president of the ninth European Cup victory and running for two La Liga titles during the his first spell as a guide.

During his second term, Perez has kept the club right at the top of world football, having continued his Galacticos policy with the signings of Kaka, Xabi Alonso, Karim Benzema and, most importantly, Cristiano Ronaldo.

During his second spell as manager, Real Madrid at Perez have amassed four Champions League crowns and three La Liga titles, adding to the club’s cup collection.

What now for Real Madrid?

Set to face Atalanta in their Champions League first leg clash on Wednesday, Real Madrid will then take on Real Sociedad this weekend as they look back into the La Liga title race.

Real Madrid are currently three points behind rivals city of Atletico Madrid, who have played one less game.

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