Quincy Promes, a Dutch player, will face charges of attempted manslaughter and assault after stabbing a family member last year. Promes was taken into custody and held for two nights while police interrogated him about the incident in December.
Prosecutors announced on Thursday that they had decided to charge a 29-year-old Amsterdam man with attempted manslaughter and assault.
According to Dutch media reports, Promes, who played for Ajax in the Netherlands between 2019 and 2021, is the suspect.
The event occurred at a family party in Abcoude, a village just outside of Amsterdam, according to prosecutors. Promes allegedly stabbed a relative just below the kneecap in front of numerous witnesses after an argument evolved into a struggle, according to the Dutch national television NOS.
Last November, the relative suffered major knee injuries and filed a police report.
According to NOS, stabbings can result in prison sentences ranging from 24 to 42 months.
The court date for the hearing has yet to be set. Promes has revealed little about the incident thus far, although his lawyer has denied any involvement. In February of this year, the footballer moved to Spartak Moscow of the Russian Premier League for a reported €8.3 million (£6.9 million; $9.4 million).
Source: BBC Sport