Santi Mina, a striker for Celta Vigo, has reportedly requested that he be “immediately reinstated” to the club’s roster, as stated by the La Liga club.
After he was found guilty and sentenced to four years in jail, Celta suspended Mina from the first team’s training momentarily and initiated disciplinary proceedings against him.
In May, the individual, who is now 26 years old, was convicted guilty of sexual abuse; however, they have appealed the conviction.
When Mina was still a player for Valencia in June of 2017, the incident took place.
After being suspected of being an accomplice, David Goldar, a player for the Ibiza soccer team that competes in Spain’s second division, was declared not guilty.
In Mojacar, in the south-east of Spain, where Mina was vacationing with Goldar, 27, she was accused of raping a woman in a camper van. Goldar is 27 years old.
According to Mina and Goldar, the woman gave her permission for them to have sexual contact with her.
Mina was found not guilty of the additional accusation of sexual aggression that he had been facing, which was related with the victim being intimidated or harmed in some way.
The former Spain Under-21 striker moved back to Celta in 2019 and has now made more than 150 appearances with his boyhood club over the course of two separate stints. He scored nine goals in 36 matches during the 2021-22 season.
Celta said in a statement that the club “reserves the right to claim, if the conviction is confirmed, all damages caused by the player’s behaviour, both financially and in terms of the club’s image, while respecting his right to appeal from today.” This refers to the possibility that the club could sue the player for all of the harm that the player’s actions caused to the club.
They further mentioned that Mina had turned down an opportunity to play for a squad competing in a different league.