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England player ‘involved in £30k blackmail plot after bedding transgender escort’

An England player was reportedly ‘involved in a £30k blackmail plot after bedding a transgender escort’ during the coronavirus lockdown last year.

A unnamed footballer allegedly hooked up with the woman after meeting her on an escorting website and visited the escort on “multiple occasions”, paid her £150 in April 2021.

It’s claimed the escort secretly recorded the footballer, saving his text messages and photographed him in his car outside of her £1,000-a-month city centre apartment. She is alleged to have used the evidence to demand a cash payment, believed to be £30,000.

The footballer, reported as being a household name, is said to have gone to the police and the woman was arrested on suspicion of blackmail last June with the investigation left on file after the Three Lions player refused to give a statement due to fears the story would leak to the press.

The footballer’s club are thought to be aware of the situation amid concerns about his lifestyle off the pitch.

“No one knows if the player knew the woman was transgender, but he was desperate to keep her quiet once she threatened to expose him,” a source told The Sun.

“He handed over the cash on a few occasions before realising that the only way of stopping the situation was by going to the police. They were keen to gather evidence because blackmail is a serious crime.

“But the footballer was really worried his name would come out and it would lead to him being abused by fans. He just wanted to bury it so despite the efforts of officers, he refused to co-operate, which left them investigating a blackmail plot without a victim.

“They needed to see his mobile phone messages and also bank transfers, so they had no choice but to reluctantly drop the case.”

The unnamed player is not the first Premier League ace to be blackmailed over their sex life.

In 2019, a footballer climbed out of a hotel window in just his pants when two men stormed into the hotel room and found him to being in bed with 28 year old Natalie Wood.

She was later given a suspended jail term after admitting attempted blackmail after planning to sell footage of the liaison as a kiss-and-tell.

Also during the Covid pandemic, another player was caught up in an ordeal with escorts.

Manchester City reportedly fined Kyle Walker a huge £250,000 after allegations that he broke government guidelines to host a sex party, hence why the player is trending again on social media site Twitter.

While the public were told to engage in social distancing measures amid the pandemic, many will recall Walker and a friend are said to have invited two prostitutes to his luxury flat in Manchester and paid them £2,200.

Just hours after the alleged party Kyle Walker went onto social media to tell fans to stay at home when possible.

City opened an investigation into the “disappointing” incident, which was first reported by the Sun.

Walker said: “I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week. I understand that my position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model. As such, I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down.”

His club said in a statement: “Manchester City are aware of a story in a tabloid newspaper regarding the private life of Kyle Walker in relation to a breach of the UK lockdown and social distancing rules.

“Footballers are global role models and our staff and players have been working to support the incredible efforts of the NHS and other key workers in fighting the effects of the Covid-19 coronavirus, in any way we can. Kyle’s actions in this matter have directly contravened these efforts. We are disappointed to hear the allegations, note Kyle’s swift statement and apology, and will be conducting an internal disciplinary procedure.”

Walker recently tweeted: ”Please everyone stay home, look after one another through this difficult time and check in on loved ones but don’t visit them.”

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