It seems footballers have become the soft target of robbers and burglars. After RB Leipzig’s Spanish midfielder Dani Olmo was robbed in a street in Valencia by two people who stole a high-end watch a few days ago, Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti has become a victim of burglary. The Italian lost more than £2.5million worth of valuables while he was in Ibiza for a holiday.
According to reports in the local newspaper Diario de Ibiza, thieves are believed to have taken “a significant amount of jewellery and money” from the 29-year-old Italian midfielder. Spanish police opened an investigation when the burglary was reported on Monday and have started hunting down the thieves. Notably, the burglars broke into the property, which local press say belongs to former Brazil international Ronaldo, in the early hours of Sunday morning while the footballer and his family were out.
The house Verratti was staying at is believed to be in Cala Jondal in the south of Ibiza, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Kate, have enjoyed sunshine breaks at her millionaire uncle’s home called Maison de Bang Bang. Neither Verratti nor Ronaldo Nazario has commented on the incident.
Notably, like many footballers, Verratti took a trip to Ibiza to spend some quality time with his family after the end of the season. Although the French midfielder did not publicize his vacation, his wife Aidi has been posting pictures of their holiday stays on social media. Last week Miss Aidi posted a picture of herself wearing a bikini in a tropical destination with the caption ‘Ibiza vibe’.
Verratti was lucky that none of his family members were present at the time of the burglary unlike Dani Olmo who got his brother injured when he was mugged in Valencia. The former Manchester United transfer target Olmo was robbed of his £23,000 Rolex in a violent June 17 mugging in which his brother was also injured. The Spanish international was targeted as he left a hairdresser in the east coast Spanish city of Valencia.