Riyad Mahrez whose right flank cross William Ekong-Troost deflated in as an own goal in the nerve-wrecking semi-final clash at the Africa Cup of Nations last July and who also scored an expertly taken free kick at added time, has become the latest victim of burglary incidents targeted against Premiership players.
According to UK’s Daily Mail, Mahrez who plays for Manchester City has had three luxury watches stolen during a £500,000 raid at his penthouse.
The haul included a prized Richard Mille timepiece similar to one that knife thugs snatched from England star Dele Alli’s house two weeks ago.
Thieves broke into Mahrez’s luxury block and got hold of a key fob to gain access.
On top of the £230,000 Mille, the Man City star lost a £40,000 Rolex Daytona and a £35,000 Rolex Day Date.
The gang also stole more than £50,000 in cash, Cartier bracelets and rare football shirts worth up to £150,000.
Milles cost up to £1.6million and are a favourite with the rich and top sports stars.
They are known for their precious stones and are made from the same material as space shuttles and F1 cars.
Ed Sheeran, Kanye West and Neymar all own different designs.
Burglars carefully tracked Mahrez before sneaking into his Manchester City centre apartment.
A Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman said of the raid on Mahrez: ‘At around 5pm on Friday April 24, police were called to reports that four separate apartments had been burgled at a city centre block.’
This comes after Alli was held at knifepoint and punched after robbers broke into his house earlier this month.
As Sportsmail exclusively revealed, the Tottenham and England midfielder was thumped in the face during the ordeal but did not suffer serious injury.
Two males wearing balaclavas broke into the back of Alli’s north London property just after midnight on May 13 before threatening the Spurs star — who has been isolating with his brother Harry Hickford, their two partners and a long-term friend.
Alli’s team-mates Jan Vertonghan had his home robbed in March while he was playing for Spurs in Germany.
At the beginning of the year, Crystal Palace’s Mamadou Sakho lost more than £500,000 of items in a burglary.
Leicester City star Hamza Choudhury became the latest Premier League footballer to invest in guard dogs earlier this month to heighten security.
Several footballers have now beefed up their security by using firm Chaperone K9 after Alli was robbed at knifepoint.
K9 have already supplied dogs to Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford as well as former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.
The highly-trained dogs come from police and military backgrounds and cost between £10,000 and £25,000 each.