Sylvain Marveaux, ex-Newcastle midfielder is under arrest

Ex-Newcastle United midfielder Sylvain Marveaux is currently under arrest, following the cross-Channel fraud inquiry into Premier League transfers.

Having left St James’ Park the previous summer to shift to Ligue 1 side Lorient, Sylvain appeared to be one of four folks kept in custody due to an investigation, also involving Chelsea as well as West Ham United.

As French police sources point out the sportsman aged 31 had been caught along with three players’ agents during Tuesday’s wave of raids in France and England.

On Thursday, managing director Lee Charnley, Mike Ashley’s right-hand man at Newcastle, was released after being detained by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs in the morning.

In 2011, Sylvain Marveaux was enrolled in Newcastle, following a five-year contract, though started just 26 plays, while scoring only twice before shifting to Guingamp in 2014.

Having signed for Lorient, Sylvain pictured his time in England as a complete failure.