MANCHESTER UNITED forward Alexis Sanchez has reportedly bought a beachside apartment near Miami.
South Florida real estate website The Real Deal has claimed that the Inter Milan loanee has forked out nearly £2million for a luxury apartment in a condominium at Sunny Isles Beach.
His property is said to be just a 30-minute drive away from Miami, with records showing proof of the Chilean international’s purchase at the Ritz-Carlton Residences.
It has also been stated that the 31-year-old would be given access to a private club on the 33rd floor of the 52-storey tower, which includes a beachfront restaurant, pool deck and full-service spa, as well as a fitness centre and wellness centre.
An official website for the apartment block describes it as a “sumptuous urban oasis” of 212 condominium homes including four penthouses.
The 649ft residential tower provides sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.
According to The Real Deal, the Ritz-Carlton had declined to comment on the alleged purchase from Sanchez.
Media in Chile say he splashed the cash during a recent two-week trip back in his home country.
Sanchez put himself in lockdown outside the Chilean capital Santiago before returning to Italy the weekend before last.
Italian media have seized on the reported purchase as evidence that his future could lie in the US and David Beckham’s Inter Miami.
He was first linked to Miami in September after admitting he’d love to play in the MLS at some point, but insisted he still had “five or six years” left at a good level in Europe.
Reports at the weekend said Sanchez’s career was in limbo with the player unwanted by both Manchester United and Inter Milan.
He still has over two years left on his Old Trafford contract, though it remains to be seen where he will be playing next season.
West Ham were said to have expressed an interest in signing him if the stumbling block of his high wages could be overcome, but nothing has come of it so far.