SERGIO AGUERO tested positive for Covid just days after signing for Barcelona.
But it was a false result as a second test came back negative soon after.
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The first result threatened to keep the 33-year-old out of Argentina's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia and the Copa America later this summer.
But his father Leonel del Castillo confirmed it was just a false alarm.
Aguero is believed to have tested positive after a rapid test carried out at the Argentinian Football Association’s HQ in Buenos Aires.
The Manchester City legend took the test soon after his arrival for international duty on Tuesday morning – his 33rd birthday.
There were initial fears he would have to quarantine for the second time this year.
But his dad confirmed his son returned a negative PCR test result soon after.
He told radio station La Red: "He took five tests last week and yesterday's AFA test was positive but they already did another more complex test and it was negative.
"So yesterday's was a false positive."
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Aguero was forced to quarantine with girlfriend Sofia Calzetti in February after the pair contracted the virus then.
Argentina host Chile at 1am UK time on Friday before they travel to Colombia on Wednesday.
Aguero will leave the Etihad at the end of the month and join Barcelona on a free transfer after agreeing personal terms and completing his medical at the Nou Camp.
He also shelled out a staggering £60,000 to buy every single member of Man City's backroom staff a watch – AND enter them into a raffle to win his brand new car as he departed.
According to The Athletic, the Man City icon bought everyone either a Tag Heuer of Hublot watch, with some models – including the Tag Heuer Formula 1, valued at up to £1,650.
Each watch was engraved with the words: "Gracias! Kun Aguero."
The striker also entered every member of staff into a raffle to win his Range Rover Evoque.
It's claimed one of Aguero's favourite Man City employees won the car – one of the City kit men.
The Athletic claim Aguero is a fan of the unnamed member of staff's 'work ethic and personality'.
The generous Argentine is also said to have contributed 'far above' the norm to the end-of-season kitty that goes towards staff Christmas presents later in the year.
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