Tottenham Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen’s family was held at knifepoint as four armed men burgled his home while he was on team duty.
Police confirmed men wearing balaclavas forced their way into the house while his wife and children were inside.
The 32-year-old was in Germany for the second leg of Spurs’ last-16 defeat against RB Leipzig on Tuesday.
Vertonghen is the latest footballer to be targeted by criminals.
In December burglars broke into the London home of Crystal Palace defender, Mamadou Sakho, reportedly stealing some of his valuables.
Arsenal footballers Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were attacked by carjackers in July 2019, while Liverpool forward Sadio Mane had his house burgled while he was playing in a Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich in February 2019.
By Ofhani Munyai