Premier League footballer arrested for suspected child sex offences 2 months ago

Premier League footballer arrested for suspected child sex offences

Police have confirmed he was arrested on Friday.

A Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences.

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Greater Manchester Police raided his home and arrested him last week, the Mirror reports.

The unnamed player, who also plays for his country, is now on bail pending an investigation.

A statement from Greater Manchester Police read: "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 player's Premier League club have also confirmed his suspension from the team to Mirror Football.

In a statement, they said: "The Club 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."

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The footballer is reportedly worth millions and has attracted multi-million pound transfer fees throughout his career.

He cannot be named for legal reasons.