22 Sep, 2019 @ 09:00
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Barcelona footballer has home burgled as he watches his team play at the Nou Camp

ROBBED: Umtiti relaxing at his home

FOOTBALLER Samuel Umtiti’s house was burgled while he watched his team play in a La Liga game against Valencia. 

The defender is currently out with an injury, so he saw his club Barcelona beat Los Ches 5-2 at the Nou Camp from the dugout. 

However, as he was in attendance, four hooded men broke into the Frenchman’s house and gained entry to the safe, before hurriedly leaving the premise. 

Local police received a complaint by the residents in the vicinity that his home was being occupied  – the star being away from his home common knowledge, as the match was televised across Spain. 

The police have now launched an investigation into the incident.

The value of the sportsman’s stolen loot, which includes both cash and belongings, is yet to be confirmed – but according to reports, it was enough to have enraged the former Lyon defender.

The 25-year-old isn’t the first player to have his home raided by thieves while he’s away at a match.

Umtiti squadmates who have suffered the same since last year include Luis Suárez, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, and Coutinho, who’s currently on loan to German outfit Bayern Munich.

This year, the homes of Barca players Arthur and Kevin-Prince Boateng players were also targeted in Catalonia. 

The France international is currently out for six weeks after injuring his foot, as his side haven’t been their brilliant selves in the league, with Lionel Messi only recently returning from injury.

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