He Argentinian star Lionel Messi, who, since his arrival at Inter Miami, played an important role in that team’s spectacular rise to victories in the MLS, bought for $10.8 million for an ocean-view villa in Fort Lauderdale, in Broward County (45 kilometers north of Miami), specialist media reported this Monday.
The property is located directly on the sea in the urbanization The Bay Colony in Fort Lauderdale features 0.4 acres of land and two 51-meter-long docks and an oceanfront pool. a fitness studio and spa as well as an Italian designer kitchen, reported the real estate medium The Real Deal (TRD).
The main suite of the villa that Messi and his wife will live in, Antonela Roccuzzo covers a huge area of 149 square meters.
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The mansion, built in 1988 and expanded in 2000, is approximately 8 kilometers from Drive Pink Stadium and the adjacent training facilities Inter Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
The former Barcelona player and his wife purchased the 976 square meter, eight-bedroom property through a company run by Messi’s property manager. Alfonso Nebot, according to records accessed by TRD.
At the end of August last year, Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, who shares a dressing room with Messi at Inter Miami, bought a beachfront villa also in Broward County, specifically in the area called Sea Ranch Lakes, for $8.7 million.
Busquets, also a former Barcelona player, paid around $8.7 million for the 660-square-foot home, seven bedrooms, six bathrooms and a three-car garage.
Last August, Inter Miami won the Leagues Cup final against Nashville SC on penalties.
The Argentine, who made his debut with the Florida team less than a month ago, led Inter Miami to their first trophy in their history after seven consecutive wins.
Inter Miami co-approved last Saturday His first game without Messi since the Argentine landed in Florida on a shortened MLS day was outstanding.
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With Leo Messi, he focused on the Argentine team and seven other players also on their national teams (including the Venezuelan Josef Martínez, the Finnish Robert Taylor and the American). Benjamin Cremaschi), Inter Miami celebrated a decisive victory with a 3-2 win against Sporting Kansas City.
Inter Miami is unbeaten in twelve games since Messi’s arrival (eleven wins and one draw). They won their first title (the Leagues Cup), qualified for another final (the US Open Cup) and now have 28 points after 26 games played in MLS.