A Premier League and international footballer has been arrested in north London on suspicion of rape.

The player, who has not yet been named, was taken into custody from an address in Barnet this morning (July 4).

The Metropolitan Police told BBC Sport: "On 4 July, an allegation of rape of a woman in her 20s was reported to police.

"It was reported the alleged rape happened in June 2022."

The statement added: "On 4 July, a 29-year-old man was arrested at an address in Barnet on suspicion of rape and taken into custody where he remains.

"Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing."

The 29-year-old is reported to still be in custody at this time.