Former Arsenal striker Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car crash, it has been confirmed.
The 35-year-old Spaniard, who was playing for Segunda Division side Extremadura, passed away following the accident on Saturday.
Former club Sevilla tweeted: “We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace.”
Reyes was the youngest player in Sevilla history to make his debut, making his first appearance for the club at just 16-years-old.
A move to Arsenal would come in the January of 2004 and he went on to win the league as part of the club’s ‘Invincible’ season.
Went to Real Madrid on loan, where he won La Liga, and Atletico Madrid, where he won the Europa League twice, came before an emotional return to Sevilla.
He would go on to win the Europa League three more times at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.
Another of his former clubs, Espanyol, joined the legions of supporters paying tribute.
“From RCD Espanyol we wish to express our heartfelt condolences and send all our support to the family and to those at Sevilla.”
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