Dele Alli, who is of Nigerian parentage but an England footballer was reportedlyheld at knifepoint and punched after robbers broke into his house during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

According to UK’s daily Mail, the Tottenham midfielder was thumped in the face during the ordeal but did not suffer any serious injuries.

Two males broke into the back of Alli’s north London property just after midnight on Wednesday morning before threatening the Spurs star – who has been isolating with his brother Harry Hickford, their two partners and a long-term friend.

Following a scuffle, during which Alli suffered a minor facial injury, the two culprits proceeded to take various items including jewellery and watches before fleeing.

Alli and the other victims who were downstairs are said to be shaken.

The 24-year-old’s property is covered by CCTV and the footage has been passed on to the police, who have opened an investigation.

Alli and his Spurs team-mates are expected to return to training at the start of next week as the Premier League work towards a June 12 restart date.

A police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at approximately 00:35hrs on Wednesday, 13 May to reports of a robbery at a residential address Barnet.

‘Two males gained entry to the property and stole items of jewellery, including watches, before fleeing.

‘One male occupant of the property, aged in his 20s, suffered a minor facial injury after being assaulted. He did not require hospital treatment.

‘No arrests; enquiries into the circumstances continue.’ 

Alli was born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire,[to a Yoruba Nigerian father Kehinde and English mother Denise. Kehinde moved to the United States a week after Alli’s birth.[

At the age of nine, he moved to Nigeria with his father, where he spent two years in an international school before returning to Milton Keynes to live with his mother.

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