Former Argentine international, Lucho Gonzalez is being charged for attempting to kill his wife.
The 36-year-old had spent a successful season with Porto and Marseille while he was recently released from Atletico Paranaense.
Gonzalez is said to have attacked his wife, Andreia Marques, in their home in Critiba, Brazil, last Friday.
She told reporters: “We talked and he shoved me several times, then threw me on the bed. He grabbed my neck with both hands and shouted: ‘I’m going to kill you!’
“He called our two young children into the bedroom and told them: ‘Come and watch your crazy mum die.’
“He then cleared the house of all our jewellery and valuables, took all the money out of our bank accounts and blocked all my credit cards.”
Local police have begun investigations as Gonzalez is ordered to stand 500 meters from his wife and he can not see his children for three months.
A police spokesman said: “The victim and witnesses were interviewed by female officers.
“The wife had a physical check-up at the station, and we have already been in contact with the player’s agents.”//Actuantes//