HARRY Maguire has blasted the raiders who targeted Raheem Sterling’s house while he was with the England team in Qatar.
The Three Lions ace’s mansion was targeted by a gang who stole £300,000 worth of watches and designer jewellery — he is said to be the fourth Chelsea FC player hit by them in recent months.
Police understand his fiancee Paige Milian, 27, discovered the raid on Saturday night, less than 24 hours before England’s clash with Senegal on Sunday.
Raheem, also 27, pulled out of Gareth Southgate’s squad and dashed home after learning of the terror raid.
He is hoping to return to Qatar for Saturday’s quarter final against France — but only if he thinks his home is secured and his family are not at risk.
Man Utd star Harry blasted the thugs who targeted Raheem saying: “We’re out here giving everything and at home people are attacking us.
“It is really disappointing to hear that Raheem has had to go home and get things done. We haven’t had time to talk to him, because our full focus was on the match.
“The match could have gone differently because we lost Raheem. It is disappointing to lose him because of something out of our hands. We are all here for him.
“It is extremely disappointing to hear that we are out here and give absolutely everything to our country, and then there are people at home attacking us.”
England skipper Harry Kane, also 29, was yesterday helping to calm his teammates worried by the raid.
A Three Lions source said: “Harry knows the players’ families are really shaken up by what has happened and that is a worry for the players themselves.
“He sees it as his job as skipper to keep the morale of the team up and to focus everyone on the France match.”
The family moved into the property in Oxshott, Surrey, after Chelsea paid Man City £47.5 million for the winger this summer.
A source said: “Raheem has told everyone, ‘There is no way I’m going anywhere unless I’m 100 per cent sure that my family can be kept safe’. He is security conscious and part of the reason they moved into the property was that it is on a very exclusive estate, with regular security patrols.
“Despite this, he has still managed to be targeted, which is very upsetting for Raheem and Paige. “They have just moved back to London and want to feel safe.”
It is understood Paige returned to the UK from Qatar with his three young children after cheering on Raheem in the group stages.
She had a work commitment related to her property firm. Yesterday, Raheem met with detectives from Surrey Police who are investigating the crime.
One of the other Chelsea victims, defender Reece James, 22, was raided by a gang who targeted his home in Cobham, Surrey, in September 2021. They stole his safe containing his Champions League, Super Cup and Euro 2020 medals.
Two other teammates have also suffered similar crimes in recent months, with cops now looking into potential links.
Source: The Sun
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