Atakan Karazor is a fixture in VfB Stuttgart’s defensive midfield. Now the native of Essen was arrested while vacationing on the island of Ibiza. Media reports of a bad accusation.

Karazor is in custody: Soccer midfielder Atakan Karazor from VfB Stuttgart was arrested while vacationing in Ibiza and is in prison. The club confirmed this on Saturday. “He denies any criminal act,” says the club’s statement. “VfB is in constant contact with its lawyers.”

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Serious allegations: What the 25-year-old is accused of has not yet been officially confirmed. However, the local newspaper “Diario de Ibiza” reports that two 25-year-old Germans were arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of rape. The two are said to have forced an 18-year-old Spanish woman to have sex against her will. The British tabloid “The Sun” writes that one of the suspects is a player from the German Bundesliga.

Upon request, the police in Ibiza only confirmed the arrest of two 25-year-old Germans who were accused of rape by a young Spaniard. The identities of the people involved are not disclosed. It is the presumption of innocence.

Three years at VfB: Karazor has been with VfB Stuttgart since 2019, last season the defensive midfielder made 24 appearances for the Swabians in the Bundesliga. Three weeks ago he extended his contract until 2026.

Lawyer for Karazor: As the “Bild” reports, Karazor was provided with a lawyer by the Spanish judiciary, who then, according to information from the newspaper, contacted his advisor Michael Decker (from the agency EMG Mundial). This, in turn, has already contacted the Stuttgart company. In Spain, if you are convicted of rape, you face up to 15 years in prison.