Villarreal’s new defensive signing Ruben Semedo has appeared in court in Spain, charged with attempted murder.
The court in Lliria, near Valencia, also charged the 23-year-old Portuguese player with robbery, assault, ‘illegal detention’ and possession of illegal weapons.
Semedo was arrested on Tuesday and has been remanded without bail.
The former Portuguese U-21 player joined Villarreal in June for a €14m (£12.5m) fee from Sporting Lisbon.
He has played five times since joining the La Liga side, with his last match being a 2-0 defeat to Barcelona on 10 December.
Semedo’s agent, Catio Balde, told Portuguese television on Wednesday that his client denied the allegations.
Villarreal said they had opened an investigation.