NEWS
Wednesday June 26 2019
Villarreal defender Ruben Semedo joining Olympiakos

Villarreal have agreed to sell defender Ruben Semedo to Olympiakos in a €5m deal plus future clauses, according to Marca.

The controversial defender spent last season away from the Yellow Submarine on loan deals at Huesca and Rio Ave in Portugal respectively, but has now returned.

The 25-year-old previously spent five months in prison in Spain after he was charged with a number of offences including robbery, assault, kidnapping and attempted murder.

On 20 February 2018, Semedo was detained for supposedly tying up and assaulting a man in his home alongside two others, then proceeding to go to the victim's house to rob the property.

The complainant alleges that he was locked in a room after being immobilised, while the accused stole his keys, broke into his apartment and carried out large scale theft, with gunshots also said to be involved to intimidate the individual.

The defender had then been suspended without pay by Villarreal and the club have been actively trying to sell him since.

The Portugal international’s run-in with the law made headlines in Spain prior to this allegedly carrying a firearm at a nightclub in Valencia in November 2017 and smashing a man over the head with a glass bottle in separate incidents.

Semedo joined Villarreal from Sporting CP in the summer of 2017 for €14m.

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