Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has shockingly run into serious financial trouble in Italy after being detained by the police and his expensive Mercedes Amg G63 seized for failing to pay his monthly installments on the vehicle he hire purchased, the Italian media has reported.
The former Portsmouth star was detained by the traffic police on the border between Italy and Switzerland for not paying the monthly installments of the Mercedes Amg G63 he was driving, the Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX reported on Tuesday.
The vehicle - a Mercedes Amg G63 - worth more than 150,000 euros - was impounded and placed in the police garage following a complaint by the company he bought the car from.
The powerful vehicle will be returned to the Genoa-based company, San Giorgio di Quarto, who was commissioned the police to hunt down Muntari and recover the car.
The Ghana star was stopped by police officers at the Chiasso border between Italy and Switzerland and notified him of the the court order to seize the supermonster Mercedes Benz SUV.
According to the report in the newspaper, the 33-year-old who earned millions of dollars playing for Inter Milan, ACMilan, Udinese and for last season Pescara, tried to make the police believe it was all a misunderstanding.
The police rejected Muntari's claims and showed him the allegation of unlawful appropriation from the Genoa company to which he had not paid the monthly installments.
The footballer finally admitted the charge by saying: " It's true, I have defaulted with the installment payments. I'm going through a moment of great difficulty. I'll arrange it all sooner. "
According to the report, Muntari was also recently arrested for failing to pay his former agent whom he's indebted to for several thousands of dollars, it has been claimed by the newspaper.
This report cannot be independently confirmed by GHANAsoccernet.com as the news was widespread in Italy by Tuesday afternoon.
Another report in a Spanish newspaper also claimed the 33-year-old is under investigation for over more financial problems with his previous agent.
According to multiple reports, the controversial Ghana midfielder is is facing mounting financial troubles despite earning millions as his lifestyle of luxury cars with expensive purchases taking the toll.
It appears the finances of the former AC Milan star is beginning to bite as he reportedly owes his former representative a significant debt.
The peeved former representative is believed to have reported the former English Premier League star to the Italian authorities after the player broke his professional relationship with him.
Muntari, who recently walked off the pitch after a suffering a racist slur during a Serie A match for Pescara against Cagliari, appears to be in financial quagmire.
He is reported to have pleaded with his former representative to give him ample time to sort out the financial situation.
" I am going through a difficult time, but I will pay everything as soon as possible ." Muntari is quoted as saying
Subsequently the Italian police arrested him and impounded his vehicle, widespread reports have emerged in Italy.
The former Portsmouth head-hot is currently unemployed after leaving Pescara at the end of last season.
He has been hunting for a club without success so far and seems his troubles won't wash away with the latest fiasco that has entangled his neck.
The Ghanaian made his debut in Europe for Udinese in 2002 and subsequently signed for Inter in 2007 before joining English League one side English side Portsmouth for
He joined AC Milan in 2012 as a free agent before being farmed out to Al Ittihad last year.
The controversial midfielder signed for Pescara in January this year but terminated his contract this summer.