Former Real Madrid full-back Raul Bravo has reportedly been accused of hiring a hitman to make an attempt on his former team-mate Darko Kovacevic.
Spanish football writer Colin Millar reported the news:
Colin Millar @Millar_Colin
Christ. Former Spain international full-back Raúl Bravo - once of Real Madrid, Leeds United - suspected of hiring a hitman to murder former Olympiakos teammate Darko Kovačević. Bravo has previously been arrested on suspicion of corruption and money laundering. https://t.co/DQZVXFE8bY
According to Serbian outlet Telegraf (h/t Marca), Bravo allegedly masterminded the attempt on Kovacevic, whom he played with at Olympiacos.
Per Ta Nea (h/t Football Espana) in early January, Kovacevic was ambushed near his home in Athens by two men. None of the bullets hit, but the 46-year-old injured himself while trying to avoid the gunfire.
Greek police reportedly found a burnt-out vehicle that may have been used in the attack, per Ta Nea.
In May, Servimedia (h/t Marca) reported Bravo was among those arrested in a match-fixing scandal and was allegedly the ringleader. Shortly after, El Mundo (h/t Marca) reported he was involved in an attempt to threaten Huesca president Agustin Lasaosa over €100,000.
The 38-year-old won two La Liga titles and a UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid and also spent time with Leeds United.