Over the last few weeks there have been spates of attempted robberies on a number of footballers.
Andy Carroll was the first to be targeted, when two bikers pulled up alongside him, with one allegedly wielding a gun. They proceeded to chase Carroll, however he was fortunate enough to escape them and returned to the safety of the training ground.
AFC Bournemouth midfielder Jordan Ibe wasn’t so lucky. He was reportedly rammed off the road near Surrey Quays tube station and then threatened at knife point by one of the attackers who took his £25,000 Rolex.
Although Jordan Ibe wasn’t hurt in the attack it’s clear that this could be the beginning of a worrying trend. In the wake of the attempted robbery on Carroll, West Ham looks set to increase security in and around the training ground.
It’s evident that this is something all clubs should be looking into, in order to protect their players.