PSV Eindhoven have announced that they have parted company with Jonathan Reis with immediate effect after the Brazilian forward tested positive for banned substances and refused remedial help.
The club said in a statement: "Jonathan Reis returned five days late from his holiday in Brazil. He was extremely tired and physically worn out on arrival at the mid-winter training camp in Valencia and was sent to hospital in Eindhoven for a medical examination, which revealed Reis had been taking banned substances. The club offered Jonathan Reis professional help. As he has refused to accept help of any kind and also refused to be admitted to a drug abuse treatment clinic, PSV have decided to part company with the player with immediate effect."
'No other choice'
"This is a tough but inevitable decision," said PSV general manager Jan Reker. "We have discussed Jonathan Reis's situation at great length and came to the conclusion that PSV have no other choice. The club and head coach Fred Rutten in particular have done their very best to help Reis, but to no avail." The 20-year-old arrived at PSV from CA Mineiro in 2007 and has made his breakthrough this season under Rutten. He has scored three Eredivisie goals, one in the Dutch Cup and four in the UEFA Europa League as PSV set up a round of 32 tie with Hamburger SV next month.
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