Granada are set to sack on-loan midfielder Dani Benitez after the Spaniard allegedly tested positive for an illegal substance, which is believed to be cocaine, according to ESPN.
The midfielder allegedly failed a drugs test in the wake of his sides La Liga game with Real Betis on February 16. Bad-boy Benitez didn't have a good day as he was also sent off after just 15 minutes in the game in question.
Benitez - who has spent the last five season on loan from parent club Udinese - who are also owned by the Pozzo family, who also own Championship team Watford, has been told to stay away from the club whilst investigations are ongoing.
Granada have not made an official statement and are awaiting the results of a second test sample before deciding what action to take. The La Liga outfit currently sit 11th in the Premier League, but the loss of Benitez - and the PR damage it could cause - will be something of a concern.
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