Monday, 22 April 2013
Messi Buys Neighbour’s House To Prevent Noise Pollution
by simply buying their home,
￼It's not often we hear of Lionel Messi doing something extravagant
with all his money, but it seems like he might have done just that by
purchasing his neighbour's house.
According to a report in Spanish paper El Mundo Deportivo, Messi is
currently living in the Pedralbes area of Barcelona with his wife and
son, where they bought an apartment a little over a year ago. However,
they are only there as a temporary measure while their house in the
Castelfedells neighbourhood is being renovated.
His neighbours, who were having problems meeting the demands of their
mortgage, offered to sell their house to Messi, but the Argentine
As a result, the neighbour's poor behaviour increased, including a lot
of noise and loud music at all hours, but that wasn't the worst of it.
To make a bit of extra cash, they started renting out the house to
interested fans and celebrity spotters who wanted to get a look at the
When he built a wall to stop this from happening, they threatened to
report the Messi for making the wall too high.
As a result, Messi decided to just take their house, as they
originally suggested, just to get some peace and quiet for the price
of about a million euro.