After making history by moving to Inter Miami, Lionel Messi has been seen on a house-hunting tour in Boca Raton. He is looking for a new place to call home.
The Argentine great was joined by his wife Antonela Roccuzzo and their eldest son Thiago, who was sporting a jersey for Inter Miami that bore his father’s name.
The news that Messi would be moving to the United States was announced earlier this month with a lavish reveal that took place before the 36-year-old forward’s first game, in which he scored the game-winning goal in the final minute.
After that, the seven-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, who has taken over as captain of Inter Miami, backed that up by scoring two goals and providing an assist on his second appearance.
It also appears that Messi is having a good time away from the field of play. While touring a luxury home in Boca Raton, which is about an hour north of Miami and only 25 minutes from DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, both he and Antonela could not stop beaming with happiness.
Lionel Messi and his family have been spotted on a house-hunting trip in Boca Raton
The 36-year-old enjoyed a look around the property, which sits around an hour north of Miami
Messi was joined by his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, and their eldest son Thiago
The family are shown around the property as they look to expand their portfolio in Florida
Messi was shown around the house, which appeared to include a golf putting green. Someone could even be seen – with club in hand – giving Messi a brief demonstration.
Messi and Antonela, who tied the knot in 2017, have three children – Thiago (10), Mateo (seven) and Ciro (five)
It wouldn’t be the family’s first property in south Florida. They already own a luxury $9million apartment which overlooks Sunny Isle Beach and the city of Miami.
According to reports, the World Cup winner bought the apartment in the Porsche Design Tower all the way back in 2019.
The 60-floor tower is situated between Bal Harbour and Aventura and is located 25 minutes away from Inter Miami’s DRV PNK Stadium.
Messi and Antonela (pictured) tied the knot in 2017 and have three children together
Antonela and Thiago make their way down a set of steps outside the house in Boca Raton
Messi is given a demonstration of the golf putting green at the luxury house near Miami
Lionel Messi and wife Antonela depart Bad Bunny’s Miami steakhouse
The apartment boasts a private restaurant, an outdoor lounge that faces the sea, a cinema, as well as golf and racing simulators.
Messi is expected to earn $50-60m a season after signing a two-and-a-half-year contract with Inter Miami.
The Argentina international has already been followed to South Beach by former Barcelona team-mates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.
Luis Suarez, meanwhile, has revealed that he and Messi still ‘dream of retiring together’ – despite talks between the Uruguayan’s current club Gremio and Inter Miami breaking down.
Thiago wore an Inter Miami jersey – carrying the name and number of his father – on the trip
Messi is expected to earn $50-60million a season after signing a two-and-a-half year contract
He appeared in good spirits as he enjoyed the house-hunting trip with his wife and son
The MLS club had hoped to reunite Suarez with Messi and Co. But talks over a deal have since fallen apart.
‘With Messi, we dream of retiring together’, Suarez told Uruguayan TV show Punto Penal.
‘It was something that we always planned when we were at Barcelona. And from one year to the next I went to Atletico and he went to PSG (Paris Saint-Germain).
‘We dreamed of it and we talked about it that after Barcelona we would go to the United States and nothing happened at the time.’
‘Now he made the decision to go there and from what you can see, he looks happy and we hope that at some point that possibility will occur.’