Premier League Player Arrested Over Child Sex Allegations

A Premier League soccer player has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offenses as police continue their investigations into the allegations.

The Everton player was arrested on Friday and was later bailed following an investigation into child sex allegations.

England's Greater Manchester Police issued a statement, which read its officers arrested a man on Friday 16 July 2021 "on suspicion of child sex offenses."

"He is on police bail pending further inquiries."

The player cannot be named for legal reasons.

Yesterday, Everton confirmed the player had been suspended as a result of the investigation and arrest and that it would support law enforcement during the process.

In a statement, the club said: "We can confirm we have 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."

It is an unwelcome development for Everton who had recently begun a new era for the club with former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez.

Benitez, 61, will look to win over supporters, who will still see him as being associated with their fierce city rivals, Liverpool.

He will also look to improve on the club's 10th-placed finish last season where the team settled with 59 points.

The club's performance and offers elsewhere led former manager Carlo Ancelotti, 62, to swap Merseyside for La Liga giants Real Madrid.

Everton boss Benitez is now working with his players in hope of improving on their mid-table finish from last season.

The Champions League-winning manager is also eyeing up new blood for his squad ahead of the start of the Premier League season next month.

In a bid to get his players to gel together, Benitez will take the Toffees to the U.S. on a pre-season tour for two matches before they return for a final friendly ahead of their first Premier League match of the new season.

On Monday, July 26, Everton will take on Colombia's Millonarios at Florida's Camping World Stadium.

Then, on July 29, they will face either Arsenal or Inter Milan at the same stadium before taking on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, August 7.

Everton's first match of the season will be on home turf as they take on Southampton at Goodison Park on Saturday, August 14.

The 2021/22 Premier League season kicks off at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 13 when newly-promoted Brentford takes on Arsenal at the Brentford Community Stadium.

The soccer star has been arrested
The soccer star has been arrested and bailed pending an investigation. The official Nike Premier League match ball on May 23, 2021 Visionhaus / Contributor/Getty

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