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Levante defender Tono pens deal then is arrested

Levante defender Tono has been arrested on suspicion of extortion and threats.

Marca reports the police operation took in Tono on Friday afternoon as part of an investigation into many crimes.

Seven people were arrested as part of the operation for a total of seven crimes, which included extortion and threats.

"Given that judicial proceedings are subject to secrecy, the club, without any prejudice, will show our support to the player and his family," read a statement from Levante.

"We are unaware of the circumstances that led the investigating judge to take such action.

"The player deserves respect in this difficult moment and is presumed innocent until found guilty.

"Until there is any more news or facts about his detention, we will not make any more public statements about this situation."

On Wednesday, Tono extended his contract at Levante until the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

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