Lyon’s Memphis devastated after burglary

Memphis Depay’s house was burgled while he was playing against Nice. (Reuters pic)

LYON: Lyon’s Dutch forward Memphis Depay had his house burgled during Friday’s Ligue 1 home loss to Nice, with the thieves reportedly getting away with a massive 1.5 million-euro haul (RM7.2 million).

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said the player was distraught, but thought the police had good leads to go on.

“He’s beside himself; he had a great deal of valuables in his home,” said Aulas, although Lyon police said it was too early to say exactly what the 23-year-old had lost during the break-in.

“We haven’t suffered too much from this kind of thing so far,” said the club president in reference to a string of burglaries that have hit the French football community, including one affecting Arsenal coach Unai Emery when he was at PSG last season.

“Anyway, the police are on the case; they took prints and there are cameras all over the place. As with all successful people, there’s high security at his house,” Aulas said.

Memphis had a quiet night on the pitch as Lyon went down 1-0 at home to Nice.