Everton midfielder, Gylfi Sigurðsson, who was arrested over alleged sex offences has been moved into a ‘safe house’, it has been claimed.

The Icelandic international, who has not been named by British media due to their media laws, was detained by Greater Manchester Police on Friday and is said to strenuously deny the allegations.

The football club – which confirmed it had suspended the player – is understood to have arranged the temporary accommodation and is providing 24/7 support, according to reports.

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Officers are said to have searched his UK home and seized potential evidence earlier this month.

A source told the Daily Mail: “I’m told from a reliable source that he is in a safe house that Everton got him and he is being supported 24/7.”

A leading supermarket chain in the player’s own country – where he is a household name – announced on Tuesday July 20, his name was being removed from promotional materials, the UK Sun reported.

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However, he has not been charged with any offences and is currently on police bail pending further inquiries.

Greater Manchester Police said on Monday: “Officers arrested a man on Friday, July 16 2021 on suspicion of child sex offences. He is on police bail pending further enquiries.”

A spokesman for Everton said: “We can confirm we have suspended a first-team player pending a police investigation.

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“The club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time.”


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