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Inside Lionel Messi’s £23m property empire with PSG star owning villas in Barcelona, ​​Ibiza and Miami

LIONEL MESSI has lived in some of the most exclusive and luxurious homes in the world.

But that’s within territory when you’re the world’s most successful footballer and have a net worth of £524m.

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The Argentine legend, 35, currently plays for PSG and is reportedly renting a flat in Villes de Neuilly in Paris for £18,000 a month.

And over the years he’s had villas in Barcelona and Miami. He has recently added Ibiza and Rosario to his property portfolio.

SunSport take a look at Messi’s homes worth around £23m

Barcelona

Where it all began, Messi was a king in Catalonia – and he lived like one too.

His excavation sites there were in the exclusive suburb of Castelldefels – where the richest of the rich reside.

It offered amazing sea views and was in a no-fly zone — meaning planes had to change route around it.

And it was perfectly located – only 12 miles drive from Camp Nou.

Messi's home in Barcelona was found in the exclusive suburb of Castelldefels

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Only a 12 mile drive from Camp Nou it was perfectly located

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In a no-fly zone, Messi could get plenty of sleep at his home

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The garden featured a small football pitch where Messi could hone his skills

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In one of the rooms, Messi has all the shirts he collected from opposing players

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Messi, his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and their three children also had a lot to love in the living area – from a small soccer field, a swimming pool, an indoor gym and even a playground.

He was also surrounded by good company – with his close pal Luiz Suarez, who once lived nearby.

It is not known if he kept the property or sold it when he went to Paris. It is valued at the £5.5million mark.

Miami

In 2020, the diminutive footballer put down his roots in the US – he invested £5million in a massive flat in Miami.

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This, of course, reignited the rumor mill with reports suggesting Messi would embark on a new journey in MLS with David Beckham’s Inter Miami.

This remarkable property is located on Sunny Isles Beach with stunning ocean views – just ten miles from Miami Beach.

The luxury condo features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 360-degree views of Miami’s stunning skyline, and even a 1,000-bottle wine cellar in 511 square feet of indoor space.

In addition to its own private pool, the apartment offers access to a total of six pools.

There’s also a spa, fitness center, yoga studio, kids’ playhouse, and champagne bar on-site.

In 2020, Messi invested £5m in a luxury apartment in Miami

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The kitchen offers enough space for family meals

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Sea views surrounded the luxury apartment

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Messi reportedly put the apartment up for sale last year

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And to top it off, a private chef is on-site should residents wish to fill their stomachs before diving into the expansive wine cellar.

However, last year it was reported that Messi put the property on the market.

Ibiza

From Miami to Ibiza, Messi’s latest addition is a £9.5million holiday home on the Balearic Islands to match his hotel there.

Unfortunately it will take a bit of work.

The mansion was said to be having planning issues and has yet to receive a habitability certificate – a document issued by a local government agency certifying that it is in a habitable condition.

The planning issues are linked to the construction of several rooms in the property’s garage before Messi’s purchase, according to a report by Periodico de Ibiza newspaper.

Messi and his wife Antonela Roccuzzo regularly spend their summers in Ibiza

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In 2018, Messi bought Hotel MiM Ibiza and Spa

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It is believed that he may have to demolish the rooms that were not part of the new building’s original plans.

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Messi will hope to get the job done by next summer – as he loves spending time in Ibiza once the season is over.

Rosario

Home is where the heart is, even though Messi left Rosario when he was just 13 to pursue his footballing dream at Barcelona.

At the turn of the year he is said to have poured £3million into a mansion called ‘The Fortress’ on the outskirts of his birthplace.

The huge area has three adjacent plots and is located in a gated community.

There is a huge cinema, a fully equipped gym and underground parking for 15 cars. Perfect for housing Messi’s mega car collection.

Argentine media claim the house has between 20 and 25 rooms and a games room as big as the entire top floor.

Messi has reportedly poured £3million into a gated house in Rosario this year

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Messi could retire in his native Argentina with beauty Antonella

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Reports added that visitors will see a huge floor-to-ceiling portrait of Messi’s back wearing his famous No.10 shirt for Argentina.

Father Jorge was reportedly responsible for designing the property – so his son could focus on his football career.

From the sound of it, it appears to be where he plans to retire.