Eran Zahavi may not be playing for PSV this season.

His family was the victim of a brutal home robbery on Sunday and the striker will be given the freedom to let the last two Eredivisie matches pass by, PSV general director Toon Gerbrands told

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Zahavi was called on the way to the match with Willem II by his wife, who was attacked at the time in the presence of their four children.

The PSV player rushed to his home in Amsterdam upon arrival in Tilburg.

It was announced on Monday that Zahavi's wife and children were tied up during the robbery, their mouths were covered with tape and that they were threatened with a firearm.

"This is terrible, a traumatic experience. Above all, we want to listen very carefully to how Eran, his wife and children are in this situation. That question is central," said Gerbrands.

"We will play two more league games this week, but it is all about what is wisdom for the family now. We discuss with him how he sees this last week of competition. Monday we gave everyone a day off to build in some rest."

Eran Zahavi at his home in Amsterdam.

Eran Zahavi at his home in Amsterdam.

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PSV may inform families

Gerbrands is considering informing the PSV players and their families about safety.

"The Eindhoven police and our security coordinators can be deployed as specialists. We would be happy to offer this as a club. We will discuss this with each other from Tuesday."

Spokespersons Ajax and Feyenoord let

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know that information is already being given at their club and that they do not yet intend to make fundamental changes in response to the drama at Zahavi.

PSV will play against PEC Zwolle in the penultimate Eredivisie round on Thursday and will visit FC Utrecht three days later.

The Eindhoven team competes with AZ for second place, which entitles them to a place in the Champions League preliminary rounds.

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