Spartak Moscow’s Quincy Promes charged over the stabbing of his cousin

Dutch prosecutors on Thursday said the Spartak Moscow forward Quincy Promes will be tried for his alleged involvement in a stabbing last year. Promes was arrested in Amsterdam almost a year ago in relation to the stabbing of a man in July 2020 in the neighbouring town of Abcoude. He was released two days later, but remained a suspect in the case, police said at the time.

Promes has always denied any involvement in the incident. His lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday. Prosecutors allege that Promes was seen stabbing the victim, who is a cousin of the former Ajax and Sevilla player. He faces charges of attempted manslaughter and grave assault.

The victim survived the attack but suffered serious knee injuries, prosecutors said. Citing witnesses, Dutch media have reported the incident occurred at a family reunion when Promes got into a fight with his cousin.

A date for the court case has not been set. Promes, 29, played for Ajax at the time of the incident, but moved back to Moscow in February this year, rejoining the side for whom he had played from 2014 to 2018.

Promes has played 50 matches for the Netherlands national team, making his most recent appearance against in the defeat against the Czech Republic during Euro 2020 this summer.