Alexandra Ivarsdottir, the wife of Everton attacking midfielder, Gylfi Sigurdsson said her husband was not arrested and detained as social media reports have been speculating.
During the weekend, a report broke that an unnamed Premier League football star was caught and arrested for texting underage girls for sexual purposes. Since the allegation was still under investigation, the name of the player and the club he played for were not named.
Later on, it was confirmed that the Premier League player happens to be a 31-year-old and a first-team player of his club and country who earns millions per season.
A statement from Greater Manchester Police, read: “Officers arrested a 31-year-old man on Friday 16 July 2021 on suspicion of child sex offenses. He is on police bail pending further inquiries.”
When most football fans were trying to assume who the 31-year-old player was, another report surfaced that the Premier League club has suspended the player until the investigation is concluded.
A statement the club released to Mirror Football read: “The Club can confirm it has suspended a first-team player pending a police investigation.
“The Club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time.”
Afterward, it was confirmed that the player has been earning a fortune since he made a multi-million euros move to his current club. And it was revealed that the Premier League club in question was Everton football club.
🚨 BREAKING: Everton have confirmed it has suspended a First-Team player pending a police investigation.— PF | Transfer News (@PurelyFootball) July 19, 2021
Instantly, people on social media limited their suspicion on the only two players at the club that are 31-year-old. Those two players are Fabian Delph and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
However, fingers began to point towards Sigurdsson more than Delph because the description of the Premier League footballer fit the 31-year-old Icelandic footballer more than any other person.
This is so because Gylfi Sigurdsson joined Everton from Swansea in a multi-million euros deal on August 16, 2017. That is, Everton paid €49.40 million to bring the Iceland international to the club.
Also, Sigurdsson is a prominent footballer in Iceland national team and the Premier League, Everton in particular. He earns a whopping £5.2 million per year based on the 5-year contract he signed with Everton in 2017.
Hence, it was easier for social media users to allege that Sigurdsson was the 31-year-old Premier League football star that was arrested for texting underage girls for sexual purposes.
Most social media trollers claimed that he was caught by Paedophile hunters but his wife, Alexandra Ivarsdottir insisted that none of that was true according to a report by global247news.
The fact that it was the wife that came out to debunk the speculation generated more suspicion because if he was not in police custody as the speculation claimed, he should be the one that should come out to clear himself not his wife.
At the time of publishing this report, the footballer was yet to make any public statement while Everton were yet to make any other statement concerning the matter.
What we know about Alexandra Ivarsdottir, the wife of Gylfi Sigurdsson
Alexandra Ivarsdottir was born in Iceland on August 10, 1989. She graduated with psychology from an Icelandic university.
During her growing up in Iceland, she demonstrated a love for adventure and engaged mostly in hiking in the Icelandic wilderness. Aside from that, she loves to travel.
Alexandra Ivarsdottir came to the limelight when she won Miss Iceland between in 2008. Afterward, she went on to represent Iceland in the 2008 Miss World beauty pageant in South Africa. She finished in the top 15.
During the pageant, she was named Miss World Sports; no wonder it has been so easy for her to adapt to being a wife of a footballer.
Talking about being a wife of a footballer, Alexandra Ivarsdottir and Gylfi Sigurdsson started their relationship in 2010. Since then, the Icelandic lady always visits match venues to watch her lover play football.
Alexandra was in European Championship in 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018 to support Sigurdsson.
Sigurdsson proposed marriage to Alexandra during their vacation in the Bahamas in July 2018. They got married in 2019.
As at last check, Alexandra was pregnant but no news yet about the arrival of the couple’s first child.