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Constantly being visited by thieves, Premier League stars spend a lot of money hiring special soldiers to take care of the house

27 Jan 2022 | 11:02 | Football

Many Premier League stars cannot sit idly by when witnessing their home being constantly visited by criminal groups.

Last weekend, Victor Lindelof panicked when he heard that his Manchester mansion was broken into by thieves. While the Swedish midfielder was busy with MU against Brentford, his wife Maja could only lock herself and her two sons in a small room, ignoring thieves searching and taking valuable items. Even Maja did not dare to call the police at that time because she was afraid for her and her children’s lives.

But Lindelof is also just one of many Premier League stars who have been targeted by criminal gangs. The lavish villas of Carlo Ancelotti, Fabinho, Sadio Mane, Reece James, Mesut Ozil, Robin Olsen… were also visited by thieves. But both painful and frustrating is the case of Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo.

At the end of December last year, Cancelo faced four thieves when they were trying to break into the house. To protect his wife Daniela Machado and young daughter Alicia, the Portuguese star bravely fought them alone. As a result, Cancelo suffered a tear on his eyelid, while the bad guys still managed to steal some expensive jewelry.

Continuously being visited by thieves, Premier League stars spend a lot of money hiring special forces to look after the house - Photo 1.
Repeatedly being visited by thieves, Premier League stars spend a lot of money hiring special forces to look after the house - Photo 2.

Joao Cancelo was assaulted and thieves broke into Reece James’ home while the defender was busy playing (Image: Daily Mail)

Unable to sit still before the raging theft problem, many Premier League stars do not spare money to strengthen the security of their homes.

Installing anti-theft electronic doors, state-of-the-art security cameras and buying fierce dogs has not worked, some decide to hire bodyguards.

“Criminal gangs targeting Premier League stars with a lot of money are no longer a new problem. But the increase in private burglaries in recent times has made some players even have to rely on public companies. security company. They hire more bodyguards, usually former special forces soldiers. Of course, the cost will not be cheap, but the safety of the family is still first,” a source shared with the Daily Mail.