Jesse Lingard was reportedly left devastated after his expensive watch was stolen from the dressing room while playing for West Ham United.
Lingard spent the better part of the 2020/21 campaign on loan with the Hammers from Man United.
However, despite enjoying a blistering loan spell with the London side, the Englishman was left counting losses after someone made away with his stunning timepiece.
SunSport reports that the thief struck while the midfielder was on Premier League duty against Everton on Sunday, May 9.
It is understood cops and West Ham have no idea how the thief sneaked into the heavily guarded dressing room during the match.
Lingard’s teammates and staff searched through the room for the watch, but their efforts were unfruitful forcing the forward to contact the police.
A source at West Ham divulged the incident left Lingard completely devastated.
“Jesse was devastated, but nobody can believe it. It’s completely unheard of for something to be stolen from inside the players’ dressing rooms during a game,” the source said.
“Of course everyone has searched high and low but it appears it has definitely been taken, and there was no option but to call in the police. Everyone is gutted for him, he loved that watch and thought it would be safe,” the source added.