Lionel Messi has purchased $10.8 million mansion in Florida as stunning overhead footage emerges
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Lionel Messi has very quickly settled into life at Inter Miami and now the seven time Ballon d'Or winner is buying a multi-million dollar mansion to prove it.
The World Cup winner only made his debut on July 21, announcing himself with a match-winning free-kick in typical fashion.
He has since gone on to score 11 goals in 11 appearances, helping Inter Miami's lift their first-ever trophy, the Leagues Cup. While the little magician also guided them to the final of the US Open Cup and dragged them back into contention for the MLS play-offs.
It is unsurprising, therefore, that Messi is keen to stay in the area, having purchased a stunning waterfront mansion in the exclusive area of Fort Lauderdale.
And brand new overhead footage has now emerged of the mansion, which you can watch below.
The property will reportedly set him back $10.8 million (£8.7m). The not-so-humble abode features 10 bedrooms, a swimming pool, spa room and not one, but two boat decks for when he fancies a trip on the water.
The 10,500 square foot super-home also houses a three-car garage, with Messi able to reach Inter Miami's DRV PNK Stadium and training ground in less than 15 minutes.
Messi's contract with the MLS side is due to expire in 2025 when they are expected to move into a new 25,000-seater stadium outside Fort Lauderdale, though it remains to be seen whether he will still be in the frame at that stage.
The 36-year-old is currently away on international duty with Argentina, where he is battling vastly different conditions in Bolivia.
Due to the extremely high altitude in La Paz, where they are due to play Bolivia in a World Cup qualifying clash on Tuesday, the players have been given their own personal oxygen tubes to help cope with the conditions.