Paris Saint-Germain Women midfielder Aminata Diallo has been arrested after allegedly hiring two men to attack and injure team-mate Kheira Hamraoui.
The attack was confirmed by the French giants in a statement on their website.
Diallo (left) alleged to have hired two masked men to attack club and country teammate Hamraoui (right)
Diallo and Hamraoui, who are also international team-mates for France, both play in midfield and are in direct competition with each other. It is believed Diallo organised the attack to put her team-mate out of action.
The attack happened on November 4 when Diallo, 26, was driving Hamraoui, 31, home from a team meal organised for the players at a restaurant.
According to L’Equipe, two masked men armed with iron bars took Hamraoui out of the car and attacked her. One of the men reportedly hit Hamraoui in the legs on several occasions in the attack which lasted for a few minutes before both men fled.
“Paris Saint-Germain takes note of the police custody this morning of Aminata Diallo by the Versailles SRPJ as part of the procedure opened following an assault on Thursday last night against club players.
“Paris Saint-Germain strongly condemns the violence committed. Since Thursday evening November 4, the club has taken all the necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being and safety of its players.
“Paris Saint-Germain is working with the Versailles SRPJ to shed light on the facts. The club is attentive to the progress of the procedure and will study the follow-up to be given to it.”
The news comes just days before PSG’s huge top of the table clash with Lyon on Sunday.