WBA launch probe after 4 stars ‘steal taxi outside McDonald’s’

West Brom have launched an investigation after it was alleged four senior players were involved in “an incident” during the club’s training trip in Spain this week.

A statement from the club reads: ‘The Club has instigated its own investigation into the incident and the players will be subject to the full rigours of our internal disciplinary procedures.

‘Until such time as that investigation has been completed, the Club will not be making any further comment.’

The Sun report that the unnamed players ‘were quizzed by cops after allegedly stealing a taxi to get back to their hotel after a night out’.

It is thought that the quartet drove from a McDonald’s drive-through and then left the taxi outside their hotel.

They were then taken to a police station to explain themselves.

A police source has told The Sun: “It appears the players had headed to the Barcelona Olympic Port but found everything closed so late on which is normal for midweek.

“They decided to take a taxi to a McDonald’s drive-through nearby and somehow and for some reason, left there in the cab but without the cab driver.

“The receptionist at the hotel they were staying at phoned police when she saw the taxi had been left unattended outside.

“Around the same time Mossos received a call from the stranded taxi driver.

“The four players who had got back to their hotel in the cab were taken to a local police station.

“They weren’t formally arrested but they were identified as part of a police investigation into them. The taxi was taken about 5.30am on Thursday and returned to its rightful owner around 8am.”