LIONEL MESSI has just splashed out £5million on a Miami apartment fit for a football king.
And it means the Argentinean superstar may have further dropped a hint that he is preparing to have a career swansong in America.
Lionel Messi has purchased a luxurious apartment in MiamiCredit: Regalia Miami Condos
Messi will have access to six pools in total with views of the oceanCredit: Regalia Miami Condos
The Barcelona star will even have access to his own private chefCredit: Regalia Miami Condos
Messi, 33, has purchased the entire ninth floor of a luxury apartment in Florida that boasts all the facilities for a millionaire to live in paradise.
According to The Real Deal, the remarkable property sits on Sunny Isles Beach with beautiful views of the ocean.
It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 360-degree views and even a 1,000-bottle wine cellar in 511 square metres of indoor space.
As well as his own private pool, Messi and his family have access to six pools in total.
There is also a spa, a fitness centre, a yoga studio, a children’s playhouse, and a champagne bar.
And just to top it off, a private chef is on-site for when Messi wants to line his stomach before delving into his wine cellar.
It appears Messi is continuing to expand his property portfolio having bought an apartment in the Porsche Design Tower two years ago, situated just down the road.
The Barcelona legend’s future remains in doubt with his contract at the Nou Camp expiring this summer.
Messi has forked out £5million for the Florida apartmentCredit: Regalia Miami Condos
It could be another hint that Messi is looking to move to AmericaCredit: Regalia Miami Condos
The apartment has all the facilities fit for a kingCredit: Regalia Miami Condos
The Miami property has four bathrooms in totalCredit: Regalia Miami Condos
With a new president at the helm in Joan Laporta, it appears increasingly likely that Messi will commit his future to his boyhood club.
He will not be short of options if he does decide to leave with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City paying close attention to his situation.
But his latest purchase is only going to fuel speculation that he is planning on calling time on his career in the US.
Having already been linked with a move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami, he told Spanish TV station La Sexta: “My plan is to give all I can for the club at the moment.
“I would like to play in the United States and experience life and the league there, but ultimately come back to Barcelona in some capacity.
“I’m not thinking too far ahead in the short-term and just want to see how the season finishes.”
Beckham has made no secret of his desire to bring the best players in the world to Miami – including Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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