Real Madrid step up security by employing guards to protect players after raid on home of Casemiro with his wife and child inside
- Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro had home burgled with wife and child inside
- More than 15 footballers had houses broken into in Spain during the last year
- Real Madrid are now going to employ security guards to protect players’ homes
Real Madrid have employed a security firm to guard to the homes of their players after a recent spate of break-ins at footballers’ homes, according to a report by El Chiringuito TV.
Brazilian midfielder Casemiro became the latest victim, with burglars raiding his home – which his wife and child were in at the time – while he played against Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos stars including Lucas Vazquez and Isco, plus manager Zinedine Zidane, have also been targeted, with more than 15 footballers suffering break-ins over the past year.
Casemiro suffered a break-in at his home while he was playing for Real Madrid against Atletico
Vazquez’s wife, maca Capilla, hit out at the raid in an Instagram post, saying: ‘One after the other. When will we be able to live in peace in your own home? When will we be able to go to work in peace?’
Thieves also struck the home of Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata while he was on international duty.
The brother of Barcelona man Arthur Melo was reportedly threatened with a weapon during another raid.
Karim Benzema, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ezequiel Garay, William Carvalho, and Geoffrey Kondogbia
Zinedine Zidane is also among the high-profile stars to have had suffered a recent break-in