Villarreal open investigation into Semedo’s police incidents

Villarreal have taken action against defender Ruben Semedo, who has found himself in trouble with Spanish Police for a third time this season.

The Portuguese centre-back has been charged with ‘tying up, beating and detaining a man’ along with two other men at his home in the city of Valencia.

Semedo has been involved with Spanish police before since arriving at Villarreal last summer, being arrested twice previous, having been accused of possessing a firearm in a nightclub and smashing a glass bottle over a man’s head in a separate incident.

The complainant alleges that he was locked in a room after being immobilised and tied down, whilst Semedo and the accused two other men – broke into his apartment and stole various personal items.

A statement from the Yellow Submarine read on Wednesday morning via their official website:

“We want to show the utmost concern and confirm we have opened an investigation into the allegations which were outlined in the press.

“We will take the appropriate disciplinary measures with the utmost rigor and forcefulness based on the seriousness of the events.”

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Semedo joined the Spanish club last summer from Sporting Lisbon but has found playing time hard to come by, featuring in just four league games, spending more time on the sidelines through injury.

Semedo began his career with Sporting, before spells with Spanish lower league side Reus on loan and Vitoria Setubal.

Having developed through Sporting’s ranks, the defender made his international debut for the Portuguese U21 side in 2016, but he is yet to receive a full senior call up.

Prior to the above mentioned incidents, Semedo has been relatively professional on and off the field, having three career red cards, which came for Sporting and twice for Vitoria.

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