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Boris Becker’s mum says his deportation to Germany is ‘best Christmas present’ after serving eight months in UK prison

BORIS Becker’s elderly Mum has told of her joy that he is coming home and said: “It is the best Christmas present I could hope for.”

Elvira Becker, 87, is looking forward to an emotional reunion with Boris, 55, within days – and to seeing him over the festive season.

Elvira Becker, 87, is looking forward to an emotional reunion with Boris, 55, within days

She spoke out as it emerged disgraced tennis ace Becker will be deported back to Germany after serving just eight months of a 30–month sentence for offences under the insolvency act.

Elvira told a pal: “This is the best Christmas present I could hope for – I cannot wait to hold my beloved son in my arms.”

And a friend of the three-times Wimbledon champion’s family said: “Elvira is simply overjoyed he is coming home. For her, having Boris out of prison and back home is the best thing imaginable – and for it to happen in time for Christmas will be great for her.

“She was worried about when she might see him again, so this is all a huge deal for her – especially given her age.”

Becker is set for release from HMP Huntercombe, Oxon – which holds foreign prisoners – as early as this week.

And it has been reported he will fly back to his homeland on a private jet paid for by a TV company which is believed to have paid him a six-figure sum for his prison story.

Becker, a regular commentator on the BBC’s coverage of Wimbledon, was recently approved for a fast-track scheme in which foreign citizens are deported if certain conditions are met.

The Home Office removed 1,136 foreign national offenders under its early removal programme last year.

Although he has lived in Britain since 2012, Becker was eligible for the scheme because he does not hold British citizenship.

Sources say Becker now plans to base himself in Frankfurt close to where his mother lives, and hopes to regain his personal and professional footing as soon as possible.

But he will not be allowed to return to the UK until permission is granted, meaning his children will likely visit him in Germany.

Becker has four children from three relationships—sons Noah, 27, and Elias, 22, daughter Anna Ermakova, 21, and son Amadeus, 11.

He’s also likely to be joined in Germany by his girlfriend, Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro, 42.

The London-based political risk analyst was regularly pictured visiting Becker in prison.

He was convicted earlier this year on four charges under the Insolvency Act after attempting to conceal assets worth £2.5 million from his creditors.

He now faces a battle to rebuild his life and his reputation.

But the Sun understands he is set to receive support from the man who helped turn him into a superstar.

Pals say Romanian Ion Tiriac, the German’s former manager who is worth a reported £1.2bn, has vowed to help his ex-protege get back on his feet.

Our source added: “He wrote Boris a very touching letter shortly after he was jailed telling him to keep his head up. They remain very close friends and if Ion can support him he will. Boris will need all the help he can get.”

Becker – who shot to fame winning Wimbledon aged 17 in 1985 – was jailed for two and a half years in April for fraudulently concealing £2.5 million after he was declared bankrupt in 2017.

He was caged at grim Wandsworth Prison, south London but was then moved to cushy Huntercombe jail, Oxfordshire.

The switch put German Becker in line for deportation as the Category C jail only houses foreigners who are due to be sent home.

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