Footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng’s house in Spain was burgled as he made his debut at home for Barcelona on February 16. Media reports said that items worth €300,000, mostly jewellery were stolen in the robbery. ESPN.in quoted police sources as saying that an investigation had begun for a robbery in the Sarria area of Barcelona. However, the cops did not confirm if it was indeed Boateng’s house that was robbed. Reports said that the thieves broke in through a window and had also taken a large amount of cash.
The 31-year-old joined Barcelona on a loan from Sassuolo in January. He’ll be with the Spanish side till the end of the season following which there will be an option for a permanent transfer for €8 million, reports ESPN. Boateng was in action as Barcelona won 1-0 over Real Valladolid. The midfielder from Ghana was on the pitch for 60 minutes before being replaced by Luis Suarez. Barca won the day as Lionel Messi converted a penalty.
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This is isn’t the first instance of a footballer’s home being robbed. In November, Jordi Alba’s house was burgled while he was away in Milan for a match against Inter. Alba’s wife and child were in the house during the incident and the robbers reportedly arrived through the window and cracked open a safe.