By Craig Scott

11th Mar, 2020 | 9:38am

Radrizzani sends Twitter message to Nottm Forest chief Marinakis after positive coronavirus test

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has wished Evangelos Marinakis a speedy recovery after the Nottingham Forest chief tested positive for coronavirus.

Forest confirmed in a statement on their official website on Tuesday that Marinakis showed signs of symptoms when he returned to Greece on Monday.

BBC Sport journalist Daniel Story has since reported that Marinakis not only attended the City Ground last Friday when Forest lost to Millwall, he also met the squad.

Forest are in talks with the EFL about what to do amid concerns that have followed Marinakis’ diagnosis.

Furthermore, Arsenal’s Premier League match against Manchester City on Wednesday has been postponed as some Arsenal players met Marinakis two weeks ago when they played Olympiakos. The Greek businessman is also the owner of them.

Leeds chief Radrizzani has now reacted to the news of Marinakis catching coronavirus and sent a classy message to the Forest owner.

“Wish you a prompt recovery, be strong Evangelos,” said Radrizzani via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday morning.

Coronavirus is bound to have a major impact on English football in the coming days.

Italy has already suspended all sport while La Liga matches will take place behind closed doors this week, as well as other matches across Europe.

With the Arsenal and Man City game being postponed, it cannot be long before the Premier League calls-off all games and the EFL follows suit.

It remains to be seen what will happen but public health has to be the priority here.

In other Leeds United news, Neil Redfearn has reacted to the talk of Kalvin Phillips getting a call-up for England.