Footballer Pads: Where Now For The Movers in January?

Published on 3 February, 2016

As the dust settles on the January transfer window, and Jim White puts his yellow tie away until the Summer transfer window at least; footballers and managers alike across the country now find themselves looking for new homes.

Below we take a look at the homes on the market for some of the high-profile signings announced this January. 

Newcastle United: Andros Townsend

Newcastle certainly splashed the cash this January transfer window, as they look to fight off relegation. With four new recruits arriving at St James' Park for a combined reported fee of  £28.5million. Among them was Andros Townsend, who swapped London for life in Newcastle upon Tyne. 

While house hunting in and around Newcastle, Andros may want to consider this stunning six double bedroom home. Within easy reach of local amenities, and only a short 22-minute (12 miles) drive to St James' Park, this family home could be ideal for the England international. 


Astbury Close, Washington, Tyne and Wear


Manchester City: Pep Guardiola

Manchester City arguably stole transfer deadline day with the announcement that Pep Guardiola will take the reins in the Summer. With the Spaniard not arriving until the summer, he may want to consider buying before Stamp duty increases on residential property come April 1st. 

Pep will be pleased to know that this unique thoroughly modernised 7 bedroom home is just a short 13-minute (6.5 miles) drive to the Manchester City training ground. 


Daylesford Road, Cheadle, Greater Manchester


Bournemouth: Benik Afobe

The reported £12m arrival from Wolves and former Arsenal youngster will be pleased to know that just a short 18-minute drive (4,8 miles) away from Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium lies this unique designer home; the perfect footballer pad. 

This ultra modern home boasts five bedrooms all featuring Italian MisuraEmme dressing rooms, alongside a home cinema, and gym for good measure. Designed by architect and interior designer James Sims of JSA Design based in Mallorca the property's Mediterranean roots are clear. Recently constructed, the house sits comfortably on 3/4 acre plot, a short walk from the beaches of Sandbanks, ideal for relaxing post-training sessions.


Nairn Road, Poole, Dorset


West Brom: Alex Pritchard

While initially joining on loan, the 22-year-old attacker and Tottenham academy graduate may want to consider buying in the area. If he were to be looking for property in the midlands then this well presented seven bedroom home could be an ideal buy. 

Situated just a short 30-minute drive (9.9 miles) from The Hawthorns, you'll find this well presented seven bedroom home, boasting far reaching views of the Clee Hills, perfect for relaxation after a big game. 

And of course, what footballer's pad would be complete without a swimming pool?


Long Common, Wolverhampton, Shropshire


Middlesborough: Jordan Rhodes

The deal was on, then it was off, then it was back on and completed just before the metaphorical transfer window slammed shut. Rhodes, who signed for a reported initial fee of £9m will sure to be looking for property in Middlesbrough. And he may not need to look any further than this charming 4 bedroom home which is just a brief 47-minute drive (36.5 miles) from the Riverside Stadium. Situated in the picturesque village of Scawton, and set in the North York Moors National Park the area offers plenty of local walks, with rail connections to Kings Cross.




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