Neymar to live in Gerard Depardieu's former five-floor mansion in Paris
PARIS -- After an ideal start to life on the pitch with Paris Saint-Germain, Brazilian superstar Neymar is also getting settled off it after choosing his new house in the suburbs of the French capital.
Neymar, 25, has scored three goals and assisted three more from as many Ligue 1 appearances since making his world-record €222 million move from Barcelona during the summer transfer window, but up until now, Les Parisiens' No. 10 had been living in a plush hotel suite.
Neymar a élu domicile à Bougival, dans les Yvelines (78).— Instant Foot (@lnstantFoot) September 1, 2017
Villa de 5 étages, piscine intérieure pour la modique somme de 14.000€/mois. 😅 pic.twitter.com/TQ4YXD9LZN
However, when Neymar returns from international duty with Brazil, he will move into his new rented five-floor house in the commune of Bougival in the departement of Yvelines, along with his entourage.
PSG legend Ronaldinho once lived in Bougival, while teammate Layvin Kurzawa is among those currently residing there.
Neymar will move into French actor Gerard Depardieu's former property, and among the features boasted by his new home is an indoor swimming pool, sauna and Turkish bath, with a 5000m2 garden and massive pool room -- perfect for parties.
Bougival mayor Luc Wattelle said he hopes that Neymar "will invest in local life" and "that somebody of this stature might rub shoulders with our youngsters is always something extraordinary."
Neymar is reported to be paying a cool €14,000 per month in rent. But when you're earning around €600,000 a week after tax, it's just a drop in the ocean.
Jonathan Johnson covers PSG and the French national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @Jon_LeGossip.