Lionel Messi Was Seen Viewing A House in Miami
Lionel Messi, the renowned Argentine football superstar, seems to be settling comfortably into his life in Miami, both on and off the pitch. Recently, Lionel Messi was seen viewing a house in Miami in the city's exclusive district, which has been home to many famous personalities like Donald Trump, Adam Sandler, and Ariana Grande.
The 36-year-old Messi decided to leave Europe for the first time in his club career and joined Inter Miami in the Major League Soccer (MLS). Despite attracting interest from his former club Barcelona and a lucrative offer from the Saudi Pro League alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi couldn't resist the allure of Miami, where he already owns several properties.
After a challenging season in France, Messi, accompanied by his family, arrived in Fort Lauderdale to sign for his new MLS team earlier this month. The legendary playmaker wasted no time in investing in a new home in Vice City, Miami, merely weeks after agreeing to his two-and-a-half-year deal in the United States. The property they viewed is a sprawling mansion located near the Intracoastal Waterway in the prestigious Boca Raton district, often frequented by sports and entertainment icons. Often referred to as the 'Venice of America,' this neighborhood has been home to numerous celebrities and NBA stars from the Miami Heat.
The Messi family's enthusiasm for the move is evident, as they were pictured entering the gated property in casual attire, embracing the prospect of a more laid-back lifestyle away from the intense spotlight they experienced during Messi's tenure with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). One of Messi's children even donned an Inter Miami shirt, displaying their excitement for this new chapter in their lives.
Messi had previously expressed his desire for his family to experience a more peaceful existence, away from the constant public scrutiny that came with his illustrious football career. He explained his decision to move to the US in an interview with newspapers Diario Sport and Mundo Deportivo, citing the need for a change after winning the World Cup and facing challenges with his desired move back to Barcelona.
The Messi family has already owned an apartment in Miami for four years and invested in a luxurious pad at the Porsche Design Tower in 2019. This 60-floor skyscraper, situated between Bal Harbour and Aventura, offers breathtaking views of Miami Beach, exclusive amenities like a vehicle lift and private cinema, and access to a golf simulator, private restaurant, and outdoor lounge with sea views.
In addition to his previous purchases, Messi reportedly acquired two more apartments at the Trump Royale hotel, further expanding his impressive property portfolio in Miami to a staggering £15 million. Despite this extensive investment, it seems that Messi is still on the lookout for a new family home as they embrace a permanent life in America.
Finances are certainly not a concern for Messi, as part of his contract with Inter Miami grants him a staggering $150 million (£117.6 million) over the course of his deal. Moreover, he has secured lucrative commercial deals with corporate giants such as Adidas and Apple, allowing him to earn a share of profits from MLS merchandise sales during his time in the US and revenue generated through the MLS Season Pass, a streaming platform set up by Apple to broadcast league games.
With his skills on the field and his shrewd investments off it, Lionel Messi is undoubtedly making his mark in Miami, creating a legacy that goes beyond the football pitch. As he continues to enjoy the sunny lifestyle in the Sunshine State, fans and enthusiasts eagerly await more exciting chapters in the life of this football legend.