The Real Sociedad winger Mikel Oyarzabal has retired from the Spanish team after testing positive for coronavirus.
The 23-year-old confirmed on Sunday that he will have to isolate himself at home and miss the next matches of La Roja’s League of Nations.
Spain meet Germany in Stuttgart on September 3 before hosting Ukraine three days later.
“I want to communicate that I have had a positive result in my last test,” said Oyarzabal, who has seven caps, through his official Instagram page.
“I have to be home for a few days and I won’t be able to go to the national team.”
It is not yet clear if Luis Enrique will summon a replacement, with Rodrigo Moreno, Adama Traore, Marco Asensio, Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres being his other attacking options in the squad.
Oyarzabal played in all but one of the Society’s 38 LaLiga games last season, scoring 10 goals and providing 11 assists, a tally improved only by Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.
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