The Utrecht police arrested professional football player Mohammed Ihattaren this afternoon because of a serious threat, writes The Telegraph. According to the newspaper, the Ajax footballer was arrested in his home.
The police themselves do not want to confirm to the newspaper that it concerns Ihattaren: the official statement is that it concerns a 20-year-old man. The Telegraph writes that sources close to the investigation confirm that it is indeed Ihattaren.
Although Ihattaren is officially still rented by Ajax, the club announced last month that the player will return to Juventus after the turn of the year.
Ihattaren comes from the PSV youth academy, where he was known as a great talent. After moving to Juventus in the summer of 2021, the attacking midfielder barely played any games.
Ihattaren hoped to change that with a switch to Ajax in January. He only played matches for Jong Ajax in the first half of the year. After a successful training camp in De Lutte during the preparation, it seemed that he would join the first team.
When the selection for the training camp in Austria came out a little later, it turned out that Ihattaren had already fallen by the wayside. De Telegraaf wrote in August that threats from the criminal environment would be the cause of this. According to the newspaper, the threat arose after Ihattaren got into a relationship with a woman from his environment.