Scandal in the world of English football: Gylfi Sigurdsson, Everton player, was arrested last Friday on charges of pedophilia. According to the British media, the arrest of the player – later released on bail – whose personal details have not been officially disclosed for privacy reasons, was carried out by the Greater Manchester Police. In the last few hours, the Liverpool club has confirmed that it has suspended one of its members indefinitely. “The club will continue to support the authorities with their investigations and will not release any further statements at this time,” reads the statement issued by Everton. The news shakes the Premier League, four weeks into the new season.
Who is Gylfi Sigurdsson?
Icelandic national, born in 1989, Sigurdsson arrived in the Premier League in 2012 when he joined Tottenham. He stayed with the Spurs for two seasons, before returning to Swansea City, a Welsh team that plays in the second division of the English league. Since 2017 he has been wearing the Everton shirt, with which he has made 129 appearances, scoring 25 goals.