Inside Messi's new R151m apartment

Fame & Fortune

Lionel Messi is seemingly preparing for life beyond FC Barcelona with his latest investment made in the United States - take a peek inside his luxury R151m Miami apartment.

The record-six time Ballon d'Or winner has not hidden his desire to move on from the Spanish giants after growing disillusioned by the direction under the current board.

It's been suggested the club captain is open to the idea of moving to Major League Soccer before his career comes to an end as David Beckham's Inter Miami touted as a possible destination.

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With Messi's contract set to expire at the end of the current season, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, who hold ties with MLS side New York City have also been mooted to persue the forward.

However, Cadena Ser reports he's already planning for life in the States with €8-million invested in the lavish apartment in the heart of the city,

"My plan is to give all I can for the club at the moment," Messi told La Sexta last month about his future.

"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."

Did you know?

Lionel Messi became the second active footballer after Cristiano Ronaldo to reach the billionaire status in 2020.

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