Football stars who rented homes off each other after Arteta’s offer from Emery

Professional footballers and managers competing at the top level do not have to often worry about their spending habits.

With the lucrative sums of money being earned in the modern era, finding a suitable property to live in should be a straightforward task.

But with limited luxury houses available, players and managers alike have instead chosen to rent from fellow professionals.

It has recently emerged that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was personally offered the chance to buy Unai Emery's house after the latter was sacked.

Arteta did not take up this proposal, but here we have a compiled a list of individuals to have taken this route.

Brendan Rodgers/Jurgen Klopp

When Jurgen Klopp arrived at Anfield in October 2015, he struggled to find somewhere to live.

But he was given a helping hand by the man he replaced at Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers.

The now Leicester City manager was happy to help Klopp and decided to rent his Formby property to the German.

“I was never going to be bitter. That’s why I let Jurgen move into my house! I had a good relationship with Ray Haughan – the player liaison officer – and he told me Jurgen was struggling to find somewhere to live so I said, ‘Listen, I am moving to London for a bit and will not be there now, so Jurgen could move in", Rodgers told the Telegraph.

“I understand what it is like as a manager moving to a new place, wanting your family to be settled and happy. You want them in a good place. He took the house and has been there ever since."

Liverpool have since bought the property from Rodgers and are allowing Klopp to live their rent free.

Micah Richards/Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay signed for Manchester United in 2016 from PSV and ended up renting from former Manchester City defender Micah Richards.

The Dutchman was charged £16,500 per week to stay in the £3million mansion while Richards was playing for Aston Villa at the time.

A major boost for Depay was its location, situated just 20 minutes away from United's Carrington training ground.

Joe Hart/Dave Edwards

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  • Teammates together at Shrewsbury Town, former Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart rented a room from Dave Edwards.

    Edwards, now approaching the end of his career, is back with the Shrews after spells with Wolves and Reading.

    Shrewsbury was Hart's first professional club, having progressed through the youth system at the club.

    Explaining how Hart began residing at his home, Edwards told the Shropshire Star: "When I bought my first house in Shrewsbury, it was just a two bed terrace. Joe rented a room off me and helped me with the bills.

    "It was £50 a week- mates' rates. We split the shopping, but he was terribly messy.

    "At that point he was just starting to get interest from bigger clubs and different sponsorship deals, so there was boxes of clothes and boots everywhere. He was very untidy. We're really good friends and still speak now, the possibility of playing against each other in a major tournament is bizarre."

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