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Former Manchester. City star, Nicolas Otamendi is ‘robbed and assaulted at his home’ by four attackers who stole watches and money’

Former Manchester. City star,  Nicolas Otamendi is

Former Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi was reportedly assaulted and robbed of money and jewellery at his home in Portugal on Monday December 13.

Otamendi, 33, who now plays for Benfica was attacked in Lisbon after his team’s match against Famalicão on Sunday. 

Four attackers are alleged to have assaulted Otamendi, placed a belt around his neck before taking money and watches. 

The Argentine’s wife, Michele, and their son were said to have been at home during the time of the attack.  

The report by Correio de Manha details how Otamendi was met by the intruders when he arrived home, having been away for Benfica’s 4-1 match against Famalicão. He was assaulted before a belt was placed around his neck. 

Otamendi was reportedly led into a room where his ‘panicked’ wife and son were based during the robbery. 

In a statement, via Portuguese outlet Record, Benfica confirmed the player was the victim of a robbery on Monday morning. 

‘Sport Lisboa e Benfica confirms that their player Nico Otamendi was the victim of a robbery at his home during the early hours of today,’ the statement read.

‘The player and his family are doing well, despite the enormous discomfort caused by the situation they are experiencing.

‘Sport Lisboa e Benfica calls for the privacy of the player and his family to be respected by all the media, while awaiting the conduct of investigations initiated by the authorities.’

Police are said to have already started their investigation into the attack. 

Otamendi made the move to Portugal from Man City in the summer of 2020 having won two Premier League titles in England. 

About Akanbi Abdullahi

Akanbi cut his teeth in Journalism after leaving the Federal Polytechnic, Offa with a National Diploma in Mass Communication and proceeded to the University of Abuja to study the English Language. He is a Teacher, Project Manager, IT Consultant, a Backend Software Engineer and a Blogger.

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