- Lionel Messi has added to his property portfolio with a new $10.75million estate
- Argentina superstar has been hunting for a new house since landing in Florida
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Lionel Messi and his young family have bought a sprawling new $10.75million estate in Fort Lauderdale which features 10 bedrooms, a spa room, two boat docks and a swimming pool.
The Argentina superstar – who signed a two-and-a-half-year deal worth $50-60m a season – has been looking to expand his property portfolio since joining Inter Miami in the summer.
He already owned a luxury $9m apartment in Miami – and now has two other condos in Sunny Isles Beach, according to reports – but had recently been spotted house hunting with his wife Antonela Roccuzzo and their son Thiago in the Boca Raton area.
But Messi has now signed off on a new 10,500 square-foot property within the gated community at Bay Colony, one of the floating neighborhoods north of Fort Lauderdale.
The stunning house is just off the beachfront, barely a 15-minute drive from Miami’s DRV PNK Stadium and training base. Sergio Busquets is not far away either – the midfielder, who followed Messi to South Florida, is reported to have recently paid around $9m for a waterfront home in Sea Ranch Lakes.
Lionel Messi has bought a sprawling new $10.75million estate in Fort Lauderdale
The property features 10 bedrooms, a spa room, two boat docks and a swimming pool
The 36-year-old will move into the property alongside his wife Antonela and their young family
The swimming pool outside the house sits just off the canals which weave through the area
The $10.75m property features a balcony which looks out over the Fort Lauderdale skyline
It sits on the canals which weave through South Florida and features a swimming pool which sits on the edge of the water.
Inside, the house features nine bathrooms, an Italian kitchen, a fitness and spa room, a VIP suite and a balcony which looks out over the the Fort Lauderdale skyline.
Messi – who is currently away on international duty with Argentina – bought the property with the help of Team Simpkin, who have helped players at the MLS club buy properties since its founding in 2018.
According to Spanish outlet Cadena Ser, the World Cup winner bought a Miami apartment in the Porsche Design Tower all the way back in 2019.
According to the listing, the house features ‘an Italian kitchen with top of the line appliances’
Also included are an ‘entertaining lounge, executive office, VIP suite and Captain’s Suite’
Messi and Antonela have been looking to expand their property portfolio since arriving
He has been enjoying Miami alongside (L-R) David Beckham, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets
The 60-floor tower is situated between Bal Harbour and Aventura and is located 25 minutes away from Inter Miami’s stadium.
The building boasts several lifts designed exclusively for residents’ cars, allowing owners to park their vehicles in their exclusive suite.
As well as car lifts, the apartment has its own private restaurant, an outdoor lounge that faces the sea.
Messi’s jaw-dropping home also features a cinema, golf and racing simulators, which offers perfect downtime opportunities for his family.