A recently arrested criminal gang targeted Rafael Nadal’s mansion in Mallorca, where he lives with his wife María Francisca Perelló, according to a notebook found by police in a suspect’s house and leaked to the Diario de Ibizia newspaper.
The note regarding Nadal read: “PortoCristo. Nadal Mallorca”, according to The Mirror. Along with Nadal, Lionel Messi’s mansion was also a future target. Fortunately, the police apprehended the 7 suspects who also stole £2.5m from Marco Verratti’s rented summer house.
In addition, police linked the gang to 15 other robberies, according to The Mirror. The Spanish Police reacted after the arrests: “The agents have dismantled an itinerant criminal organization specialized in the theft of luxury villas after a robbery in the house of a well-known soccer player.
Seven people belonging to a criminal gang of Albanian origin have been arrested that allegedly had just stolen 2.5 million pounds in designer watches and jewelry. The belongings stolen during the assault on the soccer player’s chalet were recovered in the car used by two of the alleged members of the gang after being arrested.
Subsequently, three searches were carried out in Malaga and one in Ibiza and evidence was found linking the gang to another 15 assaults on luxury villas in the provinces of Alicante, Malaga and Murcia.” It must be taken into account that the previous statement was published before the evidence that indicated Messi and Nadal as targets became known.
The general director of the real estate Balearic Properties, Iris Gruenewald, described the Rafael Nadal property.
Nadal won 22 Grand Slam titles
Leading Spanish filmmaker and actor Santiago Segura recently joined the chorus of well-wishers for the Spanish tennis legend.
“I did not know that Rafael Nadal was going to be a father but then he is a future spectator of ‘Padre no hay más que uno 3’ I wish Rafa Nadal that he is less injured in fatherhood than in tennis and that he takes it with joy,” Segura said.
“I think he will be a great father. In the end, we all screw up as parents, but there is something that cures everything, which is love and doing everything with good intentions. Why not. His current coach, Carlos Moyá, wrote to me and told me that his dream was to appear in one of ‘Torrente’
At that time he was number 1 in the world and I was surprised. He played a tennis player in one of the movies and it was easy. Nadal could appear in ”Padre no hay más que uno 4′, premiering his paternity,” Segura said.