Which Hampstead house should Alexandre Lacazette spend his £200,000 a week salary on?

Alexandre Lacazette will earn �200,000 a week playing for the Gunners. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Ar

Alexandre Lacazette will earn �200,000 a week playing for the Gunners. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images - Credit: Arsenal FC via Getty Images

The newest Arsenal striker has a big budget to play with and Patrick Vieira, Mesut Ozil, and his hero Thierry Henry all owning property locally he’d be in good company

Alexandre Lacazette has been signed by Arsenal in a £52 million transfer deal

Alexandre Lacazette has been signed by Arsenal in a £52 million transfer deal - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Forget fantasy football, how about some fantasy house hunting?

Arsenal has just signed French Striker Alexandre Lacazette in a record breaking £52 million transfer record.

This rental on Westover Hill is in a gated development, perfect for the privacy a star footballer ne

This rental on Westover Hill is in a gated development, perfect for the privacy a star footballer needs - Credit: Archant

As the Gunners newest star he will command a £200,000 a week salary, which gives him a big accommodation budget to play with even after purchasing the obligatory fast cars and fancy watches.

Hampstead has proved a firm favourite with Arsenal players in the past, so there’s a high chance the newest member of the team will take a shine to a north London postcode.

What footballer's home would be complete without its own swimming pool?

What footballer's home would be complete without its own swimming pool? - Credit: Archant


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Before he drops millions on a mansion Laxazette will probably make like most Arsenal players and rent a luxury home in the area for the first season.

The 26 year old player has signed a five year contract from Lyon, so there’s plenty of time for him to fall in love with north London and buy in the area.

Patrick Vieira, pictured here during his time at Arsenal, demolished his �3 million Hampstead home d

Patrick Vieira, pictured here during his time at Arsenal, demolished his �3 million Hampstead home due to a damp problem (David Davies/PA Wire) - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima

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This six bedroom home on Westover Hill is available to rent for £3,250 a week, which would barely put a dent in that £200k salary. It comes with an indoor swimming pool and sauna and is in a gated development so Lacazette wouldn’t have to worry about overzealous fans hanging around outside.

Westover Hill, NW3, is available to rent at £3,250 pw from Aston Chase.

Former midfielder Patrick Vieira bought a home by the Heath for £3 million in 2001, which he demolished after discovering it had a damp problem. He built a four storey five bedroom home with a basement in its place.

West Heath Avenue is a favourite for footballers for its great location and good security

West Heath Avenue is a favourite for footballers for its great location and good security - Credit: Archant

This six bedroom home on West Heath Avenue has just been renovated by its current interior designer owner with sleek modern lines in a chic palette of greys.

West Heath Avenue is a favourite for footballers for its great location and good security

West Heath Avenue is a favourite for footballers for its great location and good security - Credit: Archant

Much of the furniture was made bespoke for the house and the owner could be persuaded to part with it, which would save him the drag of going sofa shopping.

The road is a favourite with footballers for its premier location and its excellent security. It’s opposite the park, so he could always pop over to have a kick around with the locals.

Lacazette's �52 million signing puts fellow Frenchie Olivier Giroud's place on the team in doubt

Lacazette's �52 million signing puts fellow Frenchie Olivier Giroud's place on the team in doubt - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

West Heath Avenue, NW11, is on the market with Aston Chase for £6,975,000.

Mesut Ozil, who previously held the transfer record at £42.4 million when Arsenal bought him from Real Madrid, reportedly bought a home in between Highgate Village and Hampstead Heath last year.

Hampstead Garden Suburb may be bereft of Arsenal players soon, so Lacazette could represent by buyin

Hampstead Garden Suburb may be bereft of Arsenal players soon, so Lacazette could represent by buying this mansion on Wildwood Road - Credit: Archant

The midfielder bought his £10 million home on his £140,000 a week salary. If Lacazette is feeling a little competitive he could score this £22.5 million house on Cannon Lane.

It was designed by Kanye West’s architect and has been decked out in £1 million of Italian stone for that rockstar vibe.

Complete with floor to ceiling curved windows, a private pool and gym complex and an elevator to the roof terrace purchasing this house by the

The �13.75 million house in NW11 has a fabulous swimming pool

The �13.75 million house in NW11 has a fabulous swimming pool - Credit: Archant

Heath would certainly be a power player move.

Cannon Lane is on the market with Beauchamp Estates for £22,500,000.

Mesut Ozil reportedly bought a �10 million home between Hampstead and Highgate after re-signing his

Mesut Ozil reportedly bought a �10 million home between Hampstead and Highgate after re-signing his contract with Arsenal last year - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

A little bit further out goalkeeper David Ospina lives in a £16 million house in Hampstead Garden Suburb. Ospina is rumoured to be thinking of quitting the Emirates so his house may well be up for sale soon.

Olivier Giroud also resides in the area and with Everton eyeing him up his place on the Arsenal team may not last the transfer window and there could be another footballer’s residence back on the market.

At �22.5 million this house on Cannon Lane would be twice what Mesut Ozil paid for his own north Lon

At �22.5 million this house on Cannon Lane would be twice what Mesut Ozil paid for his own north London pad - Credit: Archant

This house £13.75 million house opposite the Heath extension features a grand sweeping spiral staircase with a multi storey chandelier, with a spectacular pool and spa complex in the basement and an express passenger lift serving all floors.

Wildwood Road, NW11, is on the market with Savills for £13.75 million.

Lacazette has always dreamed of playing for Arsenal like his idol Thierry Henry. Mandatory Credit: M

Lacazette has always dreamed of playing for Arsenal like his idol Thierry Henry. Mandatory Credit: Mike Hewitt /Allsport - Credit: Getty Images

Lacazette said his move to arsenal was inspired by ex striker Tierry Henry. “Throughout my childhood and thanks to Arsenal’s former striker Thierry Henry and other French players, I always dreamed of playing for this club so that dream has been fulfilled,” he told the BBC.

Henry caused quite a splash by becoming embroiled in a planning battle over his designs to pull down the £6 million mansion and replace it with one that included a 40 ft aquarium. The project, fish tank and all, was given the go ahead in 2012.

The Wabe is found on Redington Road on the edges of Hampstead Heath

The Wabe is found on Redington Road on the edges of Hampstead Heath - Credit: London Real Estate Advisors

Neighbour Tom Conti, who was vehemently opposed to the scheme, has now put his own home on the market.

Perhaps Lacazette will be tempted to follow even further in the footsteps of his hero and purchase The Wabe, which Conti is selling for £15 million.

The Wabe is on the market with London Real Estate Advisors for £15 million.

Of course with the ink barely dry on his contract it’s far too soon to say which piece of prime north London property will turn this new star player’s head. We’re sure estate agents are already queuing up to show him round, though.

Happy house hunting, Lacazette.

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