Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli was robbed at knifepoint after burglars broke into his north London home in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Five people – including Alli, 24 – were reported to be in the house at the time of the robbery, with the England star’s brother, their girlfriends and another friend also present.
Police confirmed that two of the male residents were assaulted during the incidents, with reports claiming Alli was one of those attacked.
Reacting to the robbery attack, Alli wrote on Twitter on Wednesday evening: “Thank you for all the messages.
“Horrible experience but we’re all okay now. Appreciate the support.”
Police in a statement said that no arrests have currently been made, while enquiries into the circumstances are continuing.
“Two males gained entry to the property and stole items of jewellery, including watches, before fleeing.
“Two male occupants at the property suffered minor facial injuries after being assaulted. They did not require hospital treatment.”
Spurs sent a message of support to Alli with a club spokesperson saying: “We have been offering our support to Dele and those isolating with him. We encourage anyone with any information to help the police with their investigation to come forward.”
The incident comes two months after the family of Alli’s Tottenham team-mate Jan Vertonghen were burgled by armed men with knives at their north London home.
The robbery of Vertonghen’s home occurred while he was in Germany for Spurs’ Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie against RB Leipzig in March.
Alli had scored nine goals in 35 appearances for Spurs when the season was called off in March because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Premier League teams could return to training next week with players unsure about resuming set to speak to their club captains in the next 24 hours.
League captains held a meeting with the Premier League and medical experts on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the protocols which will be in place to make sure training is as safe as possible.
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