Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen and his family were subjected to a terrifying armed robbery at his home over the weekend.
The Toffees shot stopper is said to have been threatened by a gang wielding machetes in the horrific attack during which thieves are believed to have stolen valuable jewellery and a watch.
Olsen was with his wife and two young children at the time of the break in at their home near Altrincham, Greater Manchester.
Police are investigating the incident, while Everton have offered their support to the player and his family following what has been described as a “deeply traumatising” episode.
Olsen and his family are understood to be getting over the incident which left them understandably shaken.
The Sweden international is currently on loan at Everton from Roma until the end of the season.
Ancelotti is hoping to convince him to sign a permanent deal this summer.
The 31-year-old has been pushing Jordan Pickford for the No. 1 spot at Goodison Park, making five Premier League appearances, as well as featuring in all of Everton's cup games this season.
Olsen was left out of the matchday squad for Monday's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea, but it is thought that was through injury rather than any after-effects of the weekend's episode.
Last month, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti had a safe stolen from his house in Crosby, Merseyside, while his daughter was at home.
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Meanwhile, it has been reported that the incident is causing concern among clubs across the North West.
It is understood they will advise players to beef up security in a bid to thwart future similar attacks in the area which has become popular with Premier League stars.
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho had an Audi and jewellery stolen from his home during a match against Chelsea last year.
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