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Holland player Quincy Promes to be prosecuted for attempted manslaughter

Holland player Quincy Promes is to be prosecuted for attempted manslaughter after being arrested on suspicion of involvement in a stabbing.

The Public Prosecution Service (OM) in Amsterdam announced on Thursday that the 29 year old international tried to murder his cousin.

Promes was detained for two days after his arrest a year ago before being released, but has always denied allegations yet is still being prosecuted for “attempted manslaughter or aggravated assault”.

Promes allegedly stabbed his family relative in the knee with a knife at a family party that got out of hand in Abcoude last summer.

This resulted in serious injuries, and in July 2021, the Public Prosecution Service announced on the basis of a police investigation that it intended to prosecute the footballer.

“The final decision would follow after any investigation wishes of the suspect’s lawyer had been granted and implemented,” the Public Prosecution Service reported on Thursday. “That has now largely happened. A hearing date has not yet been announced.”

Quincy Promes had been playing for Ajax for about a year and a half since the summer of 2019, but on the 24th of February 2021, it was announced that he had transferred back to his previous club, Spartak Moscow of the Russian Premier League, for a reported fee of €8.5 million, signing a contract for 3 and a half years with the Russian outfit.

In December 2020, Quincy Promes spoke for the first time about his alleged involvement in a stabbing at a family gathering.

He told Fox Sports: ‘It was nice to play football again. I also played a week ago, so it was not that long ago in terms of time frame, but it was nice to put the focus back on football and leave the peripheral issues behind.

‘It was a shock for everyone, but I am glad I was released so quickly. I can’t say more about it.

‘I’m just as shocked as the rest of the world. It is something from my private life, I cannot say more about it.

‘But now I am free and I think that says enough. It’s nice that the club supports me: not only [manager] Erik ten Hag, but also my team-mates, for example.

‘It feels good that people believe in me, that helps a lot. I don’t want to waste any more energy on peripheral matters.

‘It is a difficult situation for everyone, but we have to look to the future because we can still influence it. What as happened has happened.’

Fast forward to today and it would seem rather bleak for the Holland player with Quincy Promes to be prosecuted for attempted manslaughter.

It remains unclear at this point in time just what sort of prison sentence those offences will result in, however it’s safe to say that Promes’ career as a top-level footballer has effectively ended.

Promes made his international debut in 2014, and has also played for FC Twente, Go Ahead Eagles, Spartak Moscow and Ajax.

He has previously been linked with a move to Arsenal in a deal that would cost around Β£25 million. Liverpool were also said to be keen.

In 2018, Southampton had a bid of Β£25m for Quincy Promes rejected by Spartak Moscow with the Russian club wanting Β£30m for the Dutchman.

He said he would be interested in a move to the Premier League, however if these reports are true and he’s found guilty, his ambitions are well and truly screwed.

The Dutchman scored an impressive 12 goals and provided a further four assists in 20 league games during the 2019/20 campaign.


2011–2014 – Twente – 34 games (11 goals)
2012–2013 β†’ Go Ahead Eagles (loan) – 32 games (13 goals)
2014–2018 – Spartak Moscow – 115 games (59 goals)
2018–2019 – Sevilla – 33 games (2 goals)
2019–2021 – Ajax – 39 games (18 goals)
2021– Spartak Moscow – 20 games (6 goals)

National team
2011 – Netherlands U19 – 5 games (0 goals)
2012–2013 – Netherlands U20 – 4 games (1 goal)
2013–2014 – Netherlands U21 – 10 games (7 goals)
2014– Netherlands – 46 games (7 goals)

His last international goal came in the Nations League when Holland beat a sloppy England 3-1, see those highlights below…


@ryan_rodwell: How does one attempt to accidentally kill someone?

@theW_merchant: Wait tf? 😭😭 What’s going on with footballers lately

@UTDHaMzA21: is the prison a good place or u go for holiday there? why is every player trying their best to go there?

@UTD_Ben18: promesing career ruined

@mrjleach: He was a bright young talent. Now wasted.

@_emilyoram: I know there have always been wild events in football but it feels like the past few weeks have been particularly mental

@Abdirahman20021: Mendy yesterday and Promes today , what happend to the beautiful game??

@Jamzymcfc: Took cutting inside to a whole new level 😭

@FurtiveThyme: Talent went to waste πŸ˜“

@UnitedSerb: What’s wrong with this football players lately

@RalphInUEFA: Remember when we were all begging to make quincy promes our record signing. #saintsfc

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