In shocking news coming in, a premier league footballer in England has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences. Although the footballer has not been named due to legal reasons, it is being learned that he is a member of the top English Premier League club Everton and has already been suspended by the team subject to investigation. Meanwhile, the club has itself confirmed in a statement that it has indeed "suspended a First-Team player."
Furthermore, Greater Manchester Police reportedly arrested the player earlier in the month and confirmed the arrest of a 31-year-old in a statement later. Although the police officials are yet to corroborate whether the person arrested was the Everton player, the accused has been granted bail "pending enquiries." In further details revealed by the police to media, it has been told that the person in question is a millionaire and also plays for his country regularly.
The Club will continue to support the authorities: Everton
In its official statement Everton, however, assured its full support to the authorities with their queries related to the case and investigation.
"Everton can confirm it has suspended a First-Team player pending a police investigation. The Club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time," the statement released by Everton said.
On the other hand, the police have also put out a statement regarding the case. "Officers arrested a 31-year-old man on Friday 16 July 2021 on suspicion of child sex offences. He is on police bail pending further enquiries," the statement from the police read.
Everton appoint former Liverpool head coach Rafael Benitez as their new boss
Everton, who finished at the number tenth position at the 2020-21 points table, recently appointed former Liverpool head coach Rafael Benitez as the side's new boss. The Spaniard will have a huge task ahead of him as he takes charge of a side which last won a major trophy at the FA Cup in 1995.
"I am delighted to be joining Everton," Benitez said on joining the side.
"Throughout this process, I have been greatly impressed by the ambition shown by the senior representatives at the club and their desire to bring success to this historic club," he added.