Quincy Promes has missed training on Sunday amid reports he had been arrested in connection with a stabbing that took place in July.
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The police have released a statement that confirms the arrest of a 28-year-old man, although it is still unconfirmed as to whether it is the former Spartak Moscow and Sevilla player.
Police spokesman Jelmer Geerds told Telegraaf:
“We only heard about the incident a month ago. An investigation was then started and this morning led to an arrest”.
Police said the man stabbed, who was seriously injured in the incident, pressed charges last month.
According to De Telegraaf, a stabbing happened in a warehouse at Abcoude, just south of Amsterdam where Quincy Promes had a hosted a large gathering of his family in July.
The Ajax winger allegedly argued with a family member, for unknown reasons, and stabbed them with a knife. The man, who was stabbed pressed charges last month.
The forward may now remain in jail for a maximum of three days but pre-trial detention can be extended.
Promes’s lawyer, meanwhile, has denied the Ajax star’s involvement:
Promes was not on-site at the time of the incident. Promes is fully cooperating with the investigation.
What happens next?
The Quincy Promes charges carry a maximum of a four-year jail term should the Dutch international be found guilty. A magistrate will decide on Sunday afternoon the Promes will be brought to trial.
Promise began his professional career at Twente in 2011 where he played three seasons before moving to Russian club Spartak Moscow in the summer of 2014.
The Dutch international won the Footballer of the Year in Russia in 2017 and finished the 2017–18 season as Russian Premier League top scorer.
The winger made his debut for Ajax in 2019 and has scored seven goals from 46 appearances for the national team.