Leo Messi has expanded his Spanish property portfolio after he bought the house of some neighbours who were beginning to bother him according to Spanish website, Diariogol.com.
Messi's family was living in a property in the Castelldefels suburb of Barcelona which he owns, the owners of the property next door ran into some financial troubles so began renting out the house.
The former owners of these plots of land, which were sucked in by the current recession, were unable to pay for the mortgage they had contracted to buy the place. As debt piled up, they offered the area to his next-door neighbour, known for having a higher purchasing power: Leo Messi.
As the Messi family initially refused to buy, ailing owners decided to rent out some of the rooms. That resulted in an awful lot of strangers coming and going around the plush suburb, including around the maestro's property. In addition, that move meant that new tenants started to be nosy, as rude behaviour, such as playing loud music, began to be recorded, resulting in an unease by Messi's immediate relatives.
The family first decided to erect a wall between the two properties but this was in breach of planning regulations, so instead the Messi family decided to purchase the house rather than get involved in any legal issues.
They are also now looking to purchase a third property in the area to form what would become a three property, two acre estate.
Leo Messi, you can't stop him on the pitch, you can't stop him in the property market.
Surely the only reasonable move for him is to now start his own property academy, just like Robbie Fowler.