Icelandic Everton star investigated for alleged child sex offences

Icelandic professional footballer Gylfi Sigurðsson is under investigation by Greater Manchester Police on suspicion of sexual child sex offences, Mbl.is reported earlier today. Sigurðsson plays for the Premier League club Everton as well as the Iceland national football team.

British news outlets have covered the story but due to legal reasons they have not printed the name of the player. They have however described the footballer by his age, marital status, and that he plays for a national football team.

Everton had a practice match last weekend with Mr. Sigurðsson absent. Everton has confirmed that one of their first-team players has been suspended pending a police investigation and media has reported that an Everton player was arrested last Friday and later released on bail. Police interrogated the footballer earlier this month and also searched his home, confiscating some items.

Mbl.is has been unable to reach Mr. Sigurðsson for this developing story. ai@mbl.is

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