is putting down roots in South Florida, splurging a lavish $10.75 million mansion in Fort Lauderdale's elite enclave.

He and his wife, Antonela, and three kids and pup will move out of their $7 million Miami condo to inch closer to 's DRV PNK stadium and practice facilities in Fort Lauderdale. Now, he's only five miles away!

Inside Lionel Messi's extravagant Fort Lauderdale estate

The sprawling waterfront mansion, set on a 10,500-square-foot estate in Fort Lauderdale's premier Bay Colony neighborhood, boasts an array of luxurious amenities, including:

  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 9.5 Bathrooms
  • Two Private Docks
  • An Outdoor Pool
  • Three-Car Garage
  • State-of-the-Art Home Gym
  • An In-House Spa
  • 1,600-square-foot bedroom suite
  • Entertainment lounge
  • Captain's suites and offices

On top of the open-concept Italian kitchen with white walls, the family chef gets their own exclusive behind-the-scenes kitchen.

Below are some of the photos of the house, constructed in 1988 and previously owned by The Dickersons, who paid $9 million for it in May last year. The Argentine great, worth an estimated $600 million yet still shopping locally at Publix grocery store, was more than happy to take the property off the market. Let's just hope he also got great flood insurance.

Messi is currently on international duty with his -winning squad in Bolivia for a South American World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night. He remains undefeated in his first 11 games with the Herons. Last August, he helped clinch the club's first title in the Leagues Cup.

Photos of Messi's new mansion

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