Shocking: Premier League star arrested on suspicion of assault at house
Oumar Niasse, Everton striker, has been arrested on suspicion of assault.
Police confined the Senegalese forward, in the early hours of Friday, after they were called to a property in Salford, Greater Manchester.
The 26-year-old was arrested and taken into custody for questioning. Later he has been released on bail.
A policeman from Greater Manchester said: “At 12.55am on Friday 13 May 2016, police in Salford were called to an address following a report of an assault.”
“Officers attended and a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and was taken into police custody for questioning.”
“He has been bailed until 27 May 2016 pending further enquiries.”
“The Club condemns unreservedly any form of abuse. In this case, we understand an investigation is underway to establish the facts.” , an Everton spokesperson said.
Niasse was the club’s third most expensive signing in their history, joined in January on a four-and-a-half year deal.
The Senegalese international only played a total of 29 minutes since he joined Everton from Lokomotiv Moscow, due to injury.
Ex-Everton manager Roberto Martinez, who was sacked by the club this week, previously said it would be a bonus if the player could character more in the team.
Martinez said: “At the moment, Oumar is adapting well.”
“’If he could play some part of the games it would be a bonus but at the moment, it is more of an introduction than the starring role he can have.”
Oumar Niasse, has struggled with a wrist injury since signing for the Premier League club. He was voted Russian football’s player of the year in 2015.
The Senegalese striker finally made his Everton debut in February.
Niasse was born in Dakar, Senegal, faced European football for the first time with a loan move to Norwegian club Brann in 2011.
After a dreadful spell in Norway, Niasse finally made his name in Turkey and Russia before joining The Toffees. The striker’s wife was already established in Manchester which repeatedly helped his decision to move to the North West.
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