Kevin De Bruyne's 70-acre mansion is broken into and trashed

BREAKING NEWS Kevin De Bruyne’s 70-acre mansion is broken into and trashed while he’s in Saudi Arabia with Manchester City

  • The raid on the house in Bolderberg reportedly took place on Saturday 
  • Burglars used a stepladder to reach the first floor of De Bruyne’s villa
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Kevin De Bruyne’s home in Belgium was reportedly trashed by burglars during a break-in on Saturday.

The Manchester City star, his wife Michele and their three children were not at the property at the time of the raid.

Belgian news outlet HLN said items had been taken but no further details were available. The burglars used a stepladder to reach the first floor of the property in Bolderberg, Heusden-Zolder.

De Bruyne, 32, bought the 70-acre property in 2015 and built a villa made of natural white stone, which was completed in February 2019.

The house features a swimming pool, jacuzzi and basketball court.

Man City star Kevin De Bruyne’s house in Belgium was raided by burglars at the weekend

De Bruyne, his wife Michele and their three children weren’t at the house at the time of the raid

De Bruyne built the villa on a 70-acre plot of land he purchased in 2015

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De Bruyne and his City team-mates flew off to Saudi Arabia for the FIFA Club World Cup on Saturday evening after their 2-2 Premier League draw with Crystal Palace.

HLN said the De Bruyne family only use the property sporadically when they visit Belgium, spending most of their time in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

The midfielder missed Saturday’s match with a hamstring injury but watched on from the stands at the Etihad Stadium. 

But he was part of Pep Guardiola’s 23-man squad that departed to the Middle-East for the Club World Cup on Saturday night. 

City play the Japanese side Urawa Reds in their semi-final on Tuesday and it remains to be seen whether he is fit enough to play any part.

De Bruyne played in the FA Community Shield against Arsenal at the beginning of the season before being forced off in City’s Premier League opener against Burnley. 

The hamstring issue required surgery and De Bruyne is only now closing in on a return to action. 

He said over the weekend: ‘It’s going really well. I had surgery – it was a big injury. But we’re getting closer – closer to the new year [his original return date]. 

De Bruyne, currently sidelined with a thigh injury, pictured at City’s match on Saturday

De Bruyne and his wife have previously filmed the property in social media videos


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‘I am doing really well and hoping to be back on the pitch soon. I want to be the best. It just doesn’t stop [ambition]. I want to be in the best team, I want to be the best player in the world. I still have motivation every day. 

‘Even being out for four months, I have tried to find ways to change myself as a player so I can still do what I did before. 

‘I am certain I will be fine once I am back on the pitch. I hope to just keep on playing good football and that is good enough.’ 

City lost ground in the Premier League title race after Crystal Palace fought back from two goals down to draw at the Etihad on Saturday.  

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