The current Spartak Moscow player could face a sentence of up to four years in prison for the incident that occurred in July 2020.
The Prosecutor of the Netherlands announced this Thursday that it has accused the Spartak Moscow footballer and former Sevilla player Quincy promes of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his cousin in July 2020.
“The stabbing took place after a family party in Abcoude, at the end of July 2020, and the victim, a cousin of the suspect, suffered serious injuries to one knee,” the Prosecutor confirmed in a statement.
The Public Ministry has already sent the investigation file to the lawyers of the parties, so a court in Amsterdam will soon announce the start date of the trial.
Promes could face up to four years in prison for the incident, which took place at a warehouse he owned in Abcoude, a small town fourteen kilometers from Amsterdam.
According to the local press, the soccer player confronted his cousin with a knife, accusing him of having stolen money from another member of the family, and other partygoers avoided a greater tragedy by interposing between them.
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The player and the victim would later have tried to reach an economic agreement through civilian means, since the attack would have prevented the second from continuing with his work, but the police received a tip about the incident and arrested the player in December 2020.
After giving testimony for more than two days, the 50 times international with the Netherlands was released and denied the facts, assuring, through his lawyer, that he was not present when the stabbing took place.
Ajax, the team for which the Netherlands international was playing when he was arrested, sold it two months later to Spartak in Moscow for 8.5 million euros more variable, almost half of the 15.7 more variable it paid to Sevilla, a team. in which he was active during the 2018/19 season.
The Netherlands coach, Louis van Gaal, He has already warned that he does not plan to summon Promes while his problems with the Justice persist. “I don’t think I will call players who are involved in these matters,” he said at a news conference last October.
Reference from elmundo