England and Tottenham footballer Dele Alli is launching his own property empire, starting with a truly impressive £2.25million mansion.
At only 20-years-old the Spurs Midfielder has big property ambitions, planning to buy homes and parcels of land in the south of England to create a lavish real estate empire.
The star’s new mansion is a 4-bedroom property in a private cul-de-sac of 6 other exclusive homes and includes a gym, an underground garage, a wine cellar and home cinema.
London estate agents Statons praised the development in their listing, “discover a luxurious collection of homes in the heart of Hertfordshire, enjoying the peace and charm of a countryside…each of seven homes has fantastic uninterrupted views of the rolling hills beyond.”
Alli is receiving expert property advice from adopted parent and building firm boss Alan Hickford, who raised the ex-MK Dons in their native Milton Keynes in his teenage years.
Dele has lofty property ambitions and is the Director of his new business, Future Homes Investments Ltd, which he set up last November with step-brother Harry Hickford.
Dele and Harry have been friends since they were youth players and will jointly own and live in the mansion, possibly alongside Dele’s glamourous model girlfriend Ruby Mae.
Since his £5million move from MK Dons at only 18-years-old, Alli has excelled in the Premier League and has bagged 16 goals already this season.
There has been speculation that Spanish giants Real Madrid are considering a mammoth summer bid for the player, continuing the trend of Tottenham players like Luka Modric and Gareth Bale who have made the jump from London to Madrid.
This purchase is an impressive start to a luxury property portfolio. With a chunky £55,000 per week salary, Alli will certainly not be short on capital to build on his real estate investments.
Creating a separate property investment company is a growing trend for the UK’s current and ex-footballers. Manchester United legends Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs recently submitted planning permission for a huge £200million skyscraper development in the heart of Manchester. Additionally, former and current West Ham players Rio Ferdinand, Mark Noble and Bobby Zamora are leading a £400million regeneration housing project in Luton that plans to build 1,300 homes on a 22-hectare site.
DMZ thinks buying so close to London is a fail-safe move for All; launching a separate company is also smart business decision by the 20-year-old. Like most professional athletes, footballers have a short shelf live of 10-12 years if they avoid injury. They know they can’t play at the top level forever and London property is seen as an increasingly savvy tool to future proof their millions.
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