The footballer, whose identity has not been revealed, was supposed to travel with his club for the pre-season tour, but will now be pushed aside while judicial investigations are carried out.
A prominent footballer who plays for a Premier League team was arrested this Monday by the British Police on suspicion of raping a young woman, local media report.
The identity of the athlete has not been revealed for “legal reasons”, but the Metropolitan Police of London clarified in a statement released by the media that it is a 29-year-old man . According to The Sun portal, this footballer is a “star” of the Premier League and one of the best in his team.
It is informed that the player was arrested at his mansion in London, after a 20-year-old girl accused him of rape , which would have happened last June. The complainant argued her version with photos of bruises on her body, which, according to her, arose as a result of the attack.
The footballer had to travel with his club for the pre-season tour, but now it will be removed while the respective judicial investigations are carried out. In addition, the accused is part of the national team of his, with which he was scheduled to participate in the World Cup in Qatar 2022.