The early hours of Monday morning saw a violent break-in at the home of Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Aubameyang returned home before he and his family experienced the terrible ordeal in Sunday night’s 4-0 La Liga victory over Real Valladolid as an unused substitute for Barcelona.
According to police sources cited by El Pais, at least four hooded men entered the house in Castelldefels, the affluent area outside of Barcelona where many of the club’s players reside, through the garden.
The criminals, who are said to have escaped in a white Audi A3 and are currently being sought by Catalan police, allegedly threatened and beat Aubameyang. The 33-year-old’s wife called police around 1 a.m. on Monday.
The extent of any injuries the player might have sustained is unknown.
Aubameyang is getting ready to leave Barcelona. The former captain of Arsenal granted his consent to a potential transfer to Chelsea earlier this month, and 90min reported at the end of last week that the Blues are nearing an agreement to bring him back to the Premier League.
Since joining Barcelona on a free transfer in January, Aubameyang has scored 13 goals in 24 games. He had lost favour at Arsenal due to some conduct issues, but he had previously proven himself by scoring 60 goals over two seasons from 2018 to 2020.