After revealing child sex crimes, the Manchester police arrested an Everton first-team player last Friday, July 16th. The club confirmed on Monday, the suspension of the player. The name of the player remains a mystery due to legal reasons. However, after multiple reports, speculations suggest the player is 31-year old Gylfi Sigurðsson.
On July 19th, Everton Football Club released a statement confirming the player’s suspension pending a police investigation.
The situation has the Premier League and the entire world shocked by the recent allegations, coming out of nowhere with reports naming Sigurðsson.
In the meantime, Sigurðsson’s wife disabled her Instagram account, furthermore feeding the rumors promoted on social media. The name “Sigurðsson” made Twitter’s top 10 trends Worldwide, as the subject shocked everyone.
Despite rumors, Alexandra Ívarsdóttir (his wife) denied the stories of Sigurðsson’s arrest and defended her husband. Gylfi Sigurðsson is one of the best current players from Iceland, currently playing in Everton.
He played in 78 games for the Iceland national team scoring 25 goals, and one of the most memorable moments of his career happened during the 2016 Euro. The Iceland team tied with the future Euro Champions Portugal and eliminated England, reaching the quarter-finals on an unprecedented run.
In 2017, after making such an impact in Iceland, the world recognized the skill of Sigurðsson, as Everton bought him for $54.34 million from Swansea.
It’s another blow for the team this offseason. Losing coach Carlos Ancelotti, having trouble with players like Joshua King who demand more playing time, selling multiple players like James Rodriguez, André Gomes, Bernard, Fabian Delph, Cenk Tosun, and Yerri Mina.
As of now, the identity of the player remains a mystery. Knowing only that the player currently plays in Everton and his suspension confirmed by the club.