Manchester City ace Kyle Walker ‘pays £40,000 for guard dog named Apollo’ after North West players were warned they were ‘heightened risk’ of being targeted following armed raid on Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen

  • Olsen, 31, and his young family were confronted by machete-wielding raiders
  • Merseyside home of Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was raided in February
  • Walker’s England teammates Rashford and Sterling have also bought dogs

Manchester City ace Kyle Walker has reportedly become the latest footballer to buy a specialist guard dog.

Premier League players in the North West have been warned they are at a ‘heightened risk’ of being targeted by criminals.

It follows the terrifying armed robbery endured by Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen this week.

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has reportedly paid £40,000 for a guard dog

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has reportedly paid £40,000 for a guard dog

Olsen was marched around the house by the masked thugs and forced to hand over items including a luxury watch.  

Now Walker has paid £40,000 for a Doberman guard dog called Apollo, after Rocky’s boxing rival-turned-pal, according to The Sun.

A source was reported to have said: ‘He’s determined to protect his family at all costs — and Apollo can help. He will be trained to react to certain keywords only the family will know.

‘He’ll guard the front door, but also carry out perimeter checks inside and out on a regular basis. His sole purpose will be to protect them all.’

Robin Olsen and his family were the subject of a terrifying attack by machete-wielding thugs

Robin Olsen and his family were the subject of a terrifying attack by machete-wielding thugs

Olsen was at home with his wife and their two children when the horrific attack took place

Olsen was at home with his wife and their two children when the horrific attack took place

Walker followed England teammates Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling in contacting Leicestershire-based Chaperone K9.

Walker lives in Cheshire, where Everton goalkeeper Olsen, 31, and his young family were confronted by machete-wielding raiders who smashed into their home near Altrincham on Saturday night.

In February, the house of his manager Carlo Ancelotti was raided, with intruders taking a safe after being disturbed by his daughter. 

Concerned players are reported to have enquired about buying a trained guard dog

Concerned players are reported to have enquired about buying a trained guard dog

Everton, who have offered support and assistance to Olsen, were quick to raise the alarm to the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City, who also have players who live nearby.

One official disclosed that their squad had been made aware of a ‘heightened risk’. They added that the players had been reminded of the security protocols in place which give advice over what to do in instances such as an armed robbery.

A number of concerned players are reported to have enquired about buying a trained guard dogs. 



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