David de Gea has not been sent home from the European Championships despite reports to the contrary, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
De Gea and Iker Muniain have both been implicated in the ongoing case against pornography entrepreneur Torbe.
A statement from a protected witness in the case alleges that she was abused by Muniain in 2012, while De Gea is alleged to have set up the meeting.
Torbe was alleged to have promised the victim a significant amount of money to go a hotel suite in central Madrid, where one other woman and two footballers would be. However, all the money from the encounter is alleged to have gone to Torbe.
A report read: “Both the other girl, as well as TP3 [the codename given to the protected witness] were sexually assaulted by the men, as they were physically assaulted by both if they refused. After finishing with the sexual desires of these footballers, they made threats so that what happened in that hotel room would never come to light.
“Neither TP3 nor the other woman that was in the room earned anything for the physical and sexual aggression they received.”
Initial rumours had suggested that De Gea was sent home from Spain’s Euro 2016 squad but Balague claimed this isn’t true:
De Gea has not been sent home. He is in the hotel with the national team. There is a court case on the way. Innocent till proven guilty
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) June 10, 2016
The Spanish police’s investigation is ongoing.