SEVERAL armed men robbed and beat Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after breaking into his home.
Four intruders climbed into the back garden of Aubameyang’s home in Castelldefels.
Aubameyang, 33, was threatened with firearms and iron bars, and was even beaten, according to police sources reported by El Pais.
The thieves also intimidated Aubameyang’s wife, Alysha Behague, with weapons until they managed to get the safe open.
Several jewels were taken from the home and the four men fled in a white Audi A3, per witness reports.
Catalunya police are now searching for who may have been involved.
A number of high profile football players in Spain have been subject to robberies.
However, most of the break-ins happen while the footballers are playing – making Aubameyang’s incident unusual.
The scary attack on his home may make Aubameyang want to leave Barca sooner.
Aubameyang has been linked with a return to England to play for Chelsea after falling out of favour under Xavi.
Despite netting 13 goals from January until the end of last season, following a free transfer from Arsenal, Aubameyang was replaced this summer.
Ballon d’Or 2021 runner-up Robert Lewandowski was brought in.
However, like Aubameyang, Lewandowski quickly encountered thieves in Barca as his luxury £59,000 watch stolen outside Barca’s training ground.
Before an evening training session, the Poland hitman stopped to greet fans outside the club’s Ciutat Esportiva complex.
But one crafty thief used the distraction to open Lewandowski’s car door and make off with the high-end time piece.
The striker sprinted after the culprit, who was eventually caught by police and the watch was then returned to a grateful Lewandowski.
Chelsea, managed by Aubameyang’s former Borussia dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel, are keen on bringing the striker back to England.
Manchester United have also been linked with a move.