According to a report in The Sun, Dele Alli’s fellow professional footballers have come up with a plan to ensure that the watches that were stolen from the midfielder’s residence cannot be sold on.
Alli’s house was broken into during the early hours of Wednesday morning by two men wearing balaclavas and wielding knives, who proceeded to take various items including jewellery and watches before fleeing (Daily Mail).
The Sun now reports that among the stolen items were three prized timepieces worth at least £350,000, namely a £150,000 Richard Mille 11-03, a £150,000 Patek Philippe 5980 Nautilus and a £50,000 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chrono.
The Spurs star has reportedly passed on the stolen makes and models to his friends in the Premier League.
Dele’s football friends are said to have alerted their watch dealers to look out for the stolen models and let them know if anything suspicious turns up, which could make it hard for the thieves to sell on what they stole from the midfielder’s home.
A source is quoted as saying: “These robbers might think they have hit the jackpot stealing these watches, but they are going to face real problems cashing them in.
“Footballers use a handful of dealers and none will touch a stolen watch because they know it could cause serious problems down the line.
“It’s not unusual for cops in Dubai and Italy to demand to see papers for watches when passengers pass through security.
“Can you imagine if a watch stolen in a violent robbery ends up on a wrist of a player who then gets arrested?
“Dele is well connected through the England squad and knows players in Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool and London where all the main dealers are.
“These dealers know if they accidentally bought any watch that turned out to be one of Dele’s, then they would never sell to a footballer again.”
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Given the connections Premier League footballers have, one suspects that the robbers will have quite a hard time trying to sell the watches on. Hopefully, they will be caught when trying to do so, although I am not sure if publicising this fact will help Dele’s cause.
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