United new boy Antony moves into Pogba’s £3 million mansion Danny Jones
22-year-old Brazilian, Antony dos Santos, joined the Red Devils just before the transfer window slammed shut on 1 September and now looks to have moved into former United midfielder Pogba’s luxury home, located just outside of Altrincham.
The property itself was valued at around £2.9m when the Frenchman bought it back in 2017, who went on to build a custom indoor football pitch, a gaming pad as well as numerous other luxury additions, many of which bore his personalised ‘PP’ branding.
Following an interview with ESPN‘s Marina Spinelli published on Friday, 30 September, Antony revealed that is “happy to be in the house that used to belong to an ace.”
The 29-year-old famously fell victim to a horrific robbery back in March 2022 when thieves raided his house whilst his children were sleeping.
Pogba finally left Old Trafford in June after a lengthy saga which spanned several seasons and three managers — four if you count Erik ten Hag, though he was virtually out the door before the Dutchman even arrived.
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Anthony did joke that it will take some time to remove/replace all of Pogba’s branded furnishings with his own ‘AS’ initials. I mean, it’s a footballer’s gaff, needless extravagance is pretty much a given.
The tricky winger (who previously played under ten Hag at Ajax) is already making his mark in Manchester, scoring in both of his first two Premier League appearances — which just so happened to come in derbies against Arsenal and Man City.
Not bad for the new kid.
His contribution in the derby on Sunday might not have been enough to spare United’s blushes, but he’s certainly looked like a player doing his utmost to live up to an £86m price tag, let alone a £3m home.
As for Pogba, he is once again injured and is yet to make an appearance for Juventus since returning to the Italian giants and is now racing to be fit for the World Cup.
You can see a more detailed house tour of the luxury mansion down below:
Featured Image — Paul Pogba (via Instagram)
Northern council could become first in England to charge second home owners double council tax Emily Sergeant
Those who own second homes in North Yorkshire could become the first in England to face a double council tax bill.
In what already sounds like a pretty groundbreaking move, North Yorkshire County Council is considering the introduction of a 100% council tax premium on second properties in the hugely-popular region, ITV reports.
It comes after local people, especially young families, expressed concerns that they are being priced-out of the housing market.
In a report to the Council’s executive, which is set to be discussed at a meeting today (Tuesday 20 September), it was explained that second home ownership within the North Yorkshire area is “significant” and is “recognised to have a negative impact” in terms of the supply of homes available in order to meet local housing need.
The report explained that the proposed new council tax levy would apply to properties that are left empty for more than a year.
It’s believed it could generate £14 million in revenue, the report said.
The report being discussed in today’s meeting follows a recommendation by the Rural Commission last year to place a charge on second homes to finance affordable housing, and comes after people in the North Yorkshire costal tourist town of Whitby voted in favour of new measures to reduce the number of homes being used for holiday accommodation.
It’s not the first time double council tax has been proposed in the region though, as a decision about a second homes premium was once postponed after some Council members said it could encourage council tax avoidance.
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Others also said the measure would be difficult to implement – but it seems the Council is hoping it’ll be better received this time round.
Similar measures introduced in Wales have been cited for reasoning as to how it could work.
“The second homes figures in Wales suggest that, regardless of any avoidance issues that might remain within the system, there should still be sufficient incentive for the council to consider a council tax premium on second homes in order to help address the issues caused by second home ownership within the area,” the report reads.
Could it actually become a reality then? And could this be the start of second home council tax premiums in other counties? If approved, the measure would be introduced in North Yorkshire from April 2024.
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