Premier League star ‘ATTACKED at home by masked thugs carrying machetes… with player later tied up along with his partner in £1.5m property’
- The Sun claim the attack happened during the recent international break
- They report the footballer was dragged around his mansion by four men
- His partner meanwhile was reportedly taking a bath at the time of the attack
- Watches, jewellery and electrical items were all reportedly taken by the thugs
A Premier League star was reportedly attacked at his home and tied up along with his girlfriend by thugs carrying machetes.
The Sun claim the player – who they have kept unnamed – saw his £1.5million property broken into during the recent international break by a gang of thugs wearing balaclavas.
The report claims the player was dragged around his secluded mansion by four men who had smashed their way in through a glass door.
A Premier League star was reportedly attacked at his home and tied up along with his wife
The Sun report the player was dragged around his home after four men broke into the property
The terrifying incident is reported to have occurred when the footballer was watching a match on the television, while his partner was taking a bath.
But the duo’s evening then was turned upside down when they were allegedly grabbed by the thugs and tied up, leaving them helpless to prevent their property from being ransacked, with watches, jewellery and electrical items all said to have been taken.
Sportsmail have contacted the Premier League for comment.
A source told The Sun: ‘It’s everyone’s worst nightmare. He was pretty brave and did his best, but he was outnumbered and they were pretty aggressive.
They claim items were stolen after he and his wife – taking a bath at the time – were tied up
‘The player lives a pretty low-profile life off the pitch, so he was shocked to be targeted. He doesn’t flash his wealth and enjoys being as normal as possible.’
The same report quotes the police as saying: ‘Entry was forced to the property and jewellery, along with other household items, were stolen. Inquiries are ongoing.’
The report adds the robbery has shocked many members of staff at his club and left officials deeply distressed by the events.
It is just the latest reported break-in and robbery of a footballers’ property, with raids when they are playing matches becoming a worryingly frequent occurrence in recent times.
Goalkeeper Robin Olsen’s house was attacked by machete-wielding raiders in March this year
Sheffield United goalkeeper Robin Olsen and his family were subjected to a ‘horrific’ attack by machete-wielding raiders in March this year in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, when the Swede was playing for Everton.
Many clubs subsequently considered offering their players bodyguards, amid concerns that they are being targeted by an organised mob.
The attack on Olsen’s home came just a month after former Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti saw a safe stolen from his property by thugs disturbed by the Italian’s daughter.
Merseyside police later recovered the safe three miles away from the now Real Madrid boss’ house in Thornton, although it had been forced open.
Carlo Ancelotti saw a safe stolen from his house in February while he was Everton manager