Araujo must leave ‘to turn life around’

Las Palmas boss Quique Setien has signalled that controversial striker Sergio Araujo will be allowed to leave the club to ‘turn his life around’.

The 24-year-old was given a nine-month suspended prison sentence and banned from driving for two years in November after being found guilty of drink-driving, yet was arrested earlier in the week for reportedly drink-driving again.

The striker has been left out of the Las Palmas squad for their clash with Deportivo La Coruna on Friday night

"He needs to make a change and a turn his life around – I do not think that it is possible for him to do that here, at the moment,” explained Setien.

“The best thing for him is to find a team where he can really demonstrate the skills he has and to get his mentality right.

"He is a player that has been very important in this club and in this team, but we are old enough to know that these actions have consequences and we cannot ignore them."

A home win would take Las Palmas up two places to 8th, while Depor could would require a win to climb one place from 15th.

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