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Former Manchester United star Memphis Depay home ‘burgled during Lyon game’ and suffers nearly €1.5m in damages

The home of Dutch winger Memphis Depay was ‘burgled on Friday night’ as he played for Lyon in their Ligue 1 match against Nice.

The damage amounted to around €1.5million (£1.34m), according to reports in France, though police have yet to confirm the true value of the stolen possessions.

According to L’Obs magazine, the burglary occurred while Depay was playing for Lyon in their 1-0 loss to Patrick Vieira’s Nice at the Groupama Stadium.

The 23-year-old former Manchester United winger, who has made 39 appearances and scored nine goals for Holland, isn’t the first high-profile footballer based in France to be targeted by criminals while playing.

Depay isn’t shy in flaunting his wealth on his Instagram account, where he regularly poses wearing expensive clothes and jewellery, while he is also fond of sports cars.

Nice claimed their first victory of the season thanks to a 50th minute goal by Allan Saint-Maximin, lifting them to 14th in the Ligue 1 standings.

Depay has enjoyed considerably more success with Lyon than his ill-fated spell at Old Trafford.

Bought by Louis van Gaal from PSV Eindhoven in 2015 in a deal worth £25m, he struggled to adapt to English football and was quickly ushered out by Van Gaal’s successor, Jose Mourinho.

However, he has scored 28 times and supplied 26 assists in 73 appearances for Lyon.

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