Premier League star arrested on suspicion of sexual offenses with children
A Premier League star was arrested on suspicion of child sex offenses on Friday.
The 31-year-old was also suspended by his club after the arrest.
It was reported that the unnamed player was arrested by Greater Manchester Police before the end of the week.
He has since been released on bail.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said in a statement: “Officers arrested a 31-year-old man on Friday 16 July 2021 on suspicion of sexual offenses with children.
“He has been released on bail pending further investigations,” he added.
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The player’s club confirmed, on Monday evening, that he was suspended as a result of the investigation and arrest.
A club spokesman said the club was assisting the police with their investigation.
They added: “We can confirm that we have arrested a first-team player pending a police investigation.
“The club will continue to support the authorities in their inquiries and will not make any further statement at this time.”
The player has not been identified for legal reasons.