Tottenham defender, Jan Vertonghen, has sent a message to Spurs fans thanking them for their support after his family were the victims of a horrific burglary this month.

The Daily Mail revealed that four men wearing balaclavas, who were carrying machetes and knives, forced their way into the property while his wife and children were inside.

The criminals are said to have demanded valuables and cash from Vertonghen’s terrified family and stole a number of items before leaving without harming anyone.

The incident occurred when the Belgium international was in Leipzig with the rest of the Spurs squad last Tuesday for the second leg of their Champions League tie.

The 32-year-old revealed to the Sun yesterday that his family was left quite shocked by the incident.

Now, the centre-half has taken to social media to reassure Spurs fans about his and his family’s well-being.

In his Instagram stories, Vertonghen wrote: “Thanks everyone for the kind messages! Family is everything! Stay safe!”

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Let’s hope the incident wasn’t too traumatic for Vertonghen and his family, and they are able to put this behind them. If the defender was undecided on whether he wanted to continue at Spurs next season, this incident might have perhaps convinced him to opt for a change of scenery.

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