The 29-year-old Spartak Moscow forward was charged after the accused victim “was gravely hurt in the knee,” according to the suspect’s cousin.

Quincy Promes playing for the Netherlands at Euro 2020. Image: SIPA USA/PA Images

According to Dutch media reports, the suspect is a former Ajax player who joined the Russian Premier League squad in February for an estimated £7 million.

Quincy Promes was reportedly arrested in mid-December and later released in connection with the event, which occurred earlier this year during a family gathering in the picturesque village of Abcoude, just outside of Amsterdam.

After an altercation with a relative, he allegedly got into a struggle, and other family members quickly intervened, according to news accounts at the time.

Last November, the relative filed charges.

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Prosecutors decided to prosecute Promes with attempted murder or aggravated assault following an investigation.

“The decision to sue Promes is the only right decision,” said the victim’s lawyer.

“After taking note of the file, we will also ask the Public Prosecution Service to prosecute the suspect for attempted murder.”

A court date has not yet been set.

The charges have always been refuted by Promes.

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The Amsterdam-born attacker joined Ajax in a 15-million-euro transfer from Sevilla in 2019, before returning to Spartak Moscow, where he was crowned Russia’s footballer of the year in 2017.

Promes playing for Spartak. (Getty Images)

Since his debut in 2014, he has seven goals in 50 appearances for the Dutch national team.

In June, he made his last appearance in the Netherlands’ stunning 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic in a Euro 2020 encounter.


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