Police in Amsterdam on Sunday arrested Ajax forward Quincy Promes over his alleged involvement in a stabbing incident in July, Dutch newspaper de Telegraaf reported.
A police spokesman confirmed the arrest of the 28-year-old man from Amsterdam on Sunday morning, in relation to the stabbing of a man in July in the neighbouring town of Abcoude, but he did not confirm the man’s identity.
Ajax could not be reached for comment.
Citing witnesses, de Telegraaf reported that the incident happened at a family reunion, hosted by Promes on the premises of a company he owned. The newspaper said that the player got into a fight with one of his relatives there and stabbed him.
Police said that the man stabbed, who was seriously injured in the incident, pressed charges last month.
Promes, who formerly played for Sevilla FC and Spartak Moscow, did not show up for practice at Ajax on Sunday, de Telegraaf said.
He has scored seven goals in 47 international appearances for the Dutch national team and scored Ajax’s second goal in their 4-0 win over PEC Zwolle on Saturday.