Friday 19 January 2018

Barcelona team-mate reveals how Lionel Messi went to great lengths to solve his noisy neighbour problem

VALENCIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 22: Lionel Messi (L) of FC Barcelona celebrates with his team mate Ivan Rakitic after scoring his team's first goal during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at Mestalla stadium on October 22, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
VALENCIA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 22: Lionel Messi (L) of FC Barcelona celebrates with his team mate Ivan Rakitic after scoring his team's first goal during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at Mestalla stadium on October 22, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

When you earn as much money as Lionel Messi, you rarely have to suffer any inconveniences.

The Argentine soccer star made an estimated €77m in 2016 according to Forbes, and as a team-mate reveals, he used a portion of his income to minimise the stress in his life.

According to Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Messi's way of dealing with his noisy neighbours in Barcelona was to simply buy their house and get them to move out - an enviable option that would make many of us jealous.

"When he bought his house in Castelldefels his neighbours were a little noisy, so Leo had to buy their house so that he could be alone. Luckily I have never had those problems,” Rakitic said in an interview with Croatian newspaper Novi List.

Rakitic also claimed that Messi and fellow striker Luis Suarez love to play the board game Ludo during away trips, with the squad competing in a marathon eight hour contest on a recent trip to Qatar.

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