Verratti loses R48m in robbery

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Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti was reportedly robbed of £2.5 million (R48 million) in cash and valuables when the holiday home he was staying in was burgled. 

Police are reportedly on the lookout for intruders who broke into the Ibiza holiday home the Italy international is said to have rented from Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario.  

According to the Daily Mail, the criminals took watches, cash and jewellery worth £2.5 million (R48 million) during the early hours of Sunday morning, although the footballer and his family were not at the residence at the time of the crime.

The home is understood to be in the south of Ibiza, an area where many famous people often enjoy their sunshine breaks.  

With the incident reportedly being investigated by the Spanish Civil Guard, there has not yet been an official comment from Verratti, who has not mentioned his trip to Ibiza on social media, or the property's reported owner Ronaldo.  

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A number of footballers have been the victims of crime in recent times, with robbers breaking into Pogba's £3.5 million (R68 million) mansion in Manchester and stealing a safe containing some of his most prized possessions in March. 

Another similar incident took place earlier this month, when Spain international Dani Olmo was robbed of his £23 000 (R449 817) Rolex watch in a vicious mugging that left his brother injured.  

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