Lionel Messi is one of the richest athletes on earth. He has a net worth of about $400m and he has earned more than £1bn from football throughout his career. Messi recently moved from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal with the option to extend for a further year. Before he completed his move to PSG, there were rumours the 6-time Ballon d'Or winner could join David Beckham's new MLS side, Inter Miami.
One of the major facts that spurred this rumour is the fact that Lionel Messi owns a swanky holiday apartment in Miami. The apartment is big enough to accommodate his family including his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo and his children; Thiago Messi, Mateo Messi and Ciro Messi. Despite having never played in Miami, many fans think the Argentine international is keeping the apartment because he sees a future where he could play in the MLS for David Beckham's Inter Miami.
Lionel Messi apartment in Miami features
Lionel Messi's apartment in Miami is said to be the entire ninth floor of an apartment building located on the Sunny Isles Beach that has an excellent view of the ocean. The apartment has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a spa, a fitness centre, a yoga studio, a children's playhouse, a champagne bar, a private pool and access to 6 other pools. In all, the apartment sits on an expansive 511 square meters of indoor space. The luxurious apartment is said to have cost Lionel Messi about £5m.
Will Lionel Messi join David Beckham's Inter Miami?
While it might be too soon to tell, there is every possiblity that Lionel Messi could make the move to the MLS. The 6-time Ballon d'Or winner regularly vacations in the United States and he is familiar with the league. Though, Messi has stated he would like to retire in South America, there is still enough time for the 34-year-old to explore the MLS after his time at Paris Saint-Germain comes to an end.