GYLFI Sigurðsson is the Everton player at the centre of allegations of child sex offences, Politicalite can reveal.
The married footballer who played for Iceland in the Euro2020 tournament has been suspended from Everton after he was arrested on suspicion of child sex offences.
The Premier League player, who can’t legally be named by British newspapers, was held by police last Friday before being released on bail.
Politicalite – an online news outlet hosted in the United States with a parent company in the USA is breaking the gagging order in the public interest – he has already been named in the United States and in Icelandic news outlets.
Everton has said a player had been suspended pending a police probe.
A statement from the team said: “Everton can confirm it has suspended a 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.”
A source said: “It has stunned the dressing room. Everyone’s hoping the allegations aren’t true.”
The offences have been branded “very serious” by Police with a probe led by Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team.
In a statement, the force told The Sun: “Officers arrested a man on Friday 16 July 2021 on suspicion of child sex offences.
“He is on police bail pending further enquiries.”
Everton are due to fly to the US to compete in the Florida Cup against Millonaros on July 26.”
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