REVEALED: Inside the footie mansions worth £75m currently for sale

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TRANSFER WINDOW: Football aces’ mansions worth £75m up for grabs

At least 19 properties linked to some of the biggest names in the sport are currently on the market in football’s north-west heartland.

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White house: Vieira’s £2.45m pad

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GARAGE FAN: Vidic’s £2.5m home

The area is home to three of the country’s top clubs – Manchester United and City and Liverpool.

Their highly paid past and present stars have turned the region into a Multi-millionaires Row.

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SLOPE OFF: De Jong’s £2.65m pad

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SWISH: De Jong’s landing

“When there are so many on the market near to each other at the same time it’s a real battle”

Estate agent

When they leave clubs or retire their plush homes often get kicked into touch.

Estate agents are currently trying to sell a cluster to des res houses across the north-west.

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HAT-TRICK: One of Wes Brown’s three former homes on sale for £10.9m

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PLUSH: Wes’s seductive home-cinema

Ex-Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City star Ashley Ward’s £13m retreat tops the price league of mansions on the market.

While former United defender Phil Bardsley’s more modest £2m gaff (corr) is the cheapest ex-players’ pad on sale.

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WINNER: Ward’s priciest at £13m

Other big names with former homes up for grabs are ex-Liverpool stars Steve McManaman (£6.75m), Graeme Souness (£4m) and Emile Heskey (£2.6m) and former United players Phil Neville (£4m), Andy Cole (£3.3m), Rio Ferdinand (£3m), Anderson (£2.8m) and Nemanja Vidic (£2.5m).

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LUXURY LIVING: Carlos Tevez’s massive mansion has an asking price of £3m

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EYE-WATERING: Tevez’s jaw-dropping swimming pool

The former mansions of ex-Manchester City stars Samir Nasri (£5.75m), Jerome Boateng (£3.2m), Carlos Tevez (£3m), Nigel de Jong (£2.65m), Patrick Vieira (£2.45m) and Wayne Bridge (£2.37m) are also for sale.

Three of ex-Manchester United star Wes Brown’s former homes are on offer for a total of £10.9m.

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BIG SELL: Cole price is £3.3m

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WING MAN: McManaman’s £6.75m property

One estate agent said: “It’s hard enough finding buyers for multi-million-pound homes at the best of times.

“There are only a relatively small number of people with the funds to buy such places.

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STLISH: Phil Neville’s £4m home

“When there are so many on the market near to each other at the same time it’s a real battle.

“But being a former footballer’s home is a huge selling point.

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GROUNDS: Ferdinand’s £3m mansion

“Many potential purchasers like the idea of buying a celebrity’s home and the bragging rights that go with it.

“We estate agents will do all we can to shift them. The sale commission is considerable.”

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