The Paris Saint-Germain will increase the security device in the homes of the members of its staff, after the robbery suffered this weekend at the Argentine’s home Angel di Maria and that of the father of the Brazilian Marquinhos, confirmed EFE sources close to the club.
These new assaults are in addition to those suffered by other members of the squad so far this year, like Spanish Sergio Rico or the Argentine Mauro Icardi.
The case of Di María, whose home was already assaulted in 2015, when he was a member of the Manchester United, occurred while the Argentine attacker was playing against Nantes this Sunday. Warned, the footballer left the field and the Park of the Princes.
Sources close to the investigation indicated to EFE that, contrary to what some media indicated, heThe Argentine’s family was not detained by the thieves and that they did not notice their intrusion into the home.
In the case of Marquinhos, the player confirmed the robbery at his father’s house through social networks and that his family was at the residence, but denied any personal harm and assured that “everything was left in a scare” that is being investigated by the French authorities.
According to the chain BFM TV, the thieves took 2,000 euros in cash and luxury bags
These events have led PSG to contribute to the surveillance of the mansions in which the footballers lives, all of them located in the west of the capital and that already have important measures of video surveillance and alarms.
According to sources, the club will pay for the presence of security guards in the residences for some time, with one or two agents assigned to each of them 24 hours a day.
Some players already had their own security personnel, such as the French Kylian Mbappé and the Brazilian Neymar, but even in these cases the vigilance will be reinforced by the club.
The intention of PSG is to prevent this type of incident from affecting the emotional tranquility of the squad at a key moment of the season, in which the club will face the quarterfinals of the Champions League and will try to come back in the league, where after the defeat this Sunday he is second in the table, 3 points behind Lille.
These thefts can contribute to decentering the players in a season already very marked by the coronavirus pandemic.
Already in 2015 the PSG reinforced the surveillance in the residences of its stars after the jihadist attacks that France suffered and that greatly affected the soccer players and their families psychologically.