- Kieran Trippier has joined the list of football stars who own security dogs
- The Atletico Madrid defender coughed up a whopping £20,000 on a rottweiler
- Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Moise Kean and a few others also have dogs to protect themselves
Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier is not taking chances on the security of his home after splashing a staggering £20,000 (N10m) on a dog to protect his property.
The 29-year-old Englishman who dumped Tottenham Hotspur for the Spanish League giants recently purchased a rottweiler in a bid to stop burglars from breaking into his home.
He did this after learning about how former Spurs teammate Dele Alli was dispossessed of his valuables by knife-wielding robbers.
The 29-year-old becomes the latest football star to own a guard dog that was bought from Chaperone K9.
SunSport reports that the firm took to their Instagram page to celebrate their new customer with his latest possession on their story.
They accompanying the image of the rottweiler with the caption: "Welcome to the K9 family @KTrippier2 @CharlHTripper."
Apart from Trippier, Manchester United record signing Paul Pogba, England internationals Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling are also proud owners of dogs from the same company.
Also, Leicester duo Hamza Choudhury and Jamie Vardy have dogs from the same organisation, along with British rapper Stormzy.
On the firm’s website, bosses reveal: “Chaperone K9 has built a strong reputation.
"We are renowned for supplying trained dogs of the very highest quality that offers both security and love to their new families in an often unpredictable society."
Legit.ng earlier reported that former Juventus goal poacher Moise Kean has taken steps to protect himself after splashing about £30,000 on two security dogs.
The Italian youth player who currently plays for Everton became the latest Premier League star to have his apartment broken into by burglars.
Kean's incident came barely 24 hours after Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez lost valuables to the tune of £500,000 to robbers in his luxurious home.