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Aminata Diallo: PSG player arrested after ‘paying two men’ to attack teammate, so she could take her place

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  • The players are teammates at both club level and internationally for France with the pair competing for midfield spots.

Shocking news from France as Paris Saint Germain confirm that star Aminata Diallo has been arrested following a brutal attack on teammate Kheira Hamraoui that happened on November 4.

French daily L’Équipe broke the news on Wednesday that Hamraoui, 31, was dragged out of her car by two masked men who proceeded to punch and hit her legs with an iron bar.

Investigations have linked Diallo, 26, to the assault as the players, who are both midfielders, vie for the same spot in the PSG starting XI. Reports claim Diallo hired the two goons who physically assaulted Hamraoui in a bid to injure her so she could take her position in the team.

That evening, Diallo reportedly drove Hamraoui home from a dinner organized by PSG and she remained unscathed despite the violence which occurred. The attack lasted several minutes before the hoodlums escaped.

PSG star Aminata Diallo arrested for organising attack on teammate.
Aminatta Diallo (left) and Kheira Hamraoui (right) compete for the same midfield spot at PSG. PHOTO / B/R

PSG release statement after Aminata Diallo’s arrest

PSG released a statement saying, “Paris Saint-Germain can confirm that Aminata Diallo was taken into custody this morning by the Versailles Regional Police Service as part of the proceedings opened following an attack on the Club’s players last Thursday evening.”

“Paris Saint-Germain condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence committed,” the statement continues. “Since Thursday evening the Club has taken all necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being and safety of its entire women’s team.”

Due to the subsequent attack, Hamraoui was unable to feature for PSG during their 4-0 victory against Real Madrid in the Women’s Champions League match yesterday. Diallo was in the starting 11.

Aminata Diallo: Her journey to PSG

Diallo, who joined PSG in 2016 from Guingamp, has grown into an increasingly important player for PSG after loan spells at Utah Royals in the NWSL and Atlético Madrid in Spain. She has made over 600 appearances for the club.

Having previously left Paris after a four-year spell, French international Hamraoui returned to the French club this year from Barcelona in the same window that saw Diallo arrive at the club.

Capped 36 times by the French national side, she has won three Champions League titles in her career – twice with Lyon and last year with Barca.

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