Lionel Messi looks to have finally settled on a permanent home in France, and it’s a £41million mansion on the outskirts of Paris.
The ‘Pink Palace’ was home to Charles De Gaulle for three days in 1940, during the Second World War.
After his contract expired, Messi joined PSG in the summer.
In a sad press conference, Messi, 34, said goodbye to Barcelona, where he had lived for over 20 years. He then arrived in Paris a few days later.
Messi seems to have found Paris his home after just a month.
Messi, and his family, have been staying at the Royal Monceau, a five-star luxury hotel in the centre of Paris, since he arrived at the Parisian side.
The hotel’s website describes the hotel as “a contemporary and vibrant design masterpiece located in the heart of the City of Lights.”
The hotel has a spa, with a plethora of treatments available as well as luxury living facilities.
Messi doesn’t want to stay in a hotel like Jose Mourinho at the Lowry while he was at Manchester United.
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Messi’s wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, has been tasked with finding the family a home.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s childhood sweetheart has a list of requirements that the property must meet.
The property must contain an indoor pool and a gym. It also needs to have several children’s rooms.
These parameters are very similar to their Barcelona home.
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The giant 2000 square meter “Pink Palace”, which was built in 1899, appears to be her home.
The property is listed by Sotheby’s, and it’s described as: “The sublime Palais Rose is both calm and serene at the utmost luxury, located just 20 minutes west of Paris.”
“Nested in the beautiful Ibis Parc of Le Vésinet, this inspired Grand Trianon palace, listed as a historical monument, provides 2000 sq. meters of family and entertaining space.
“The estate includes the main villa featuring multiple reception rooms, 4 suites, a cinema, a playroom, an indoor swimming pool, a squash court and a gym.
“A caretaker villa, staff accommodations, a guest house of 500 sq. The property is spread over 7000 square feet and includes 4 suites, garages, and more. meters of lushly landscaped gardens.”
Messi made his PSG debut against Stade de Reims before the international break.
And his only other PSG appearance came midweek against Club Brugge in the Champions League.