Former Real Madrid star David Beckham and wife Victoria are set to sell their £24million LA mansion – because it is too small.
Posh and Becks bought the luxury 13,000-square-foot home in June 2007 for £14.2million after David landed a £128million deal at LA Galaxy but have now put the huge Italian-style villa on the market for almost double its original price tag.
The 1.25-acre property – nestled between Beverly Hills and Bel Air – boasts stunning views, nine bathrooms, palm trees and a swimming pool but it is understood they want to swap it for an even more lavish manor, with a bigger garden for sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz to play football.
A source revealed to the Sun on Sunday:
“Victoria and David have both had concerns over the house for some time – especially about its size.
“The garden is too small for football and the boys have to go round their friend’s houses – usually either Gordon Ramsey or Elton John – to have a kick-about.
“The private driveway is also relatively small. The house has been on the market for a long time and David and Victoria are actively looking for a bigger place.”
While Stephen Shapiro, one of America’s top real estate agents, also confirmed that he had shown potential buyers around the address.
“It has been quietly on the market for a couple of years. It is a beautiful house. I remember there was an asking price of $30million (£24m).”