Rio Ferdinand Puts Up Mansion On Sale For £2million..The former Manchester United footballer, 40, originally put the vast house up for sale at £4.5million!!He further dropped it again to £2million..
Former Manchester United player, Rio Ferdinand made a huge loss on his plush mansion in Alderley Edge, Cheshire. Slashing the price by an incredible fifty percent, as he tried to offload the family home he once shared with his late wife.
The former Manchester United footballer, 40, originally put the vast house up for sale at £4.5million.
But according to the Sun after another price drop to £3million, he dropped it again to £2million for the sale earlier this year.
Rio, who proposed to ex TOWIE star Kate Wright, 27, last month, once shared the home with his late wife Rebecca Ellison and their three children, before her death from cancer three years ago at the age of 34.
Moving on: Rio Ferdinand, who proposed to Kate Wright last month (left) made a huge loss on his plush mansion in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, dropping the price by an incredible fifty percent.
Insiders claim Rio Ferdinand was keen to sell up in Cheshire as he is now based in London with Kate and his children, and is desperate to move on from the seven-bedroom house.
A source said: ‘This house holds many happy memories. But Rio Ferdinand’s life is in London and he’s trying to move on.
‘He got engaged to Kate recently with the blessing of his children and there is no need for them to keep hold of this place 200 miles away.’
Rio’s house, which he purchased for £2.5million at the height of his Manchester United career in 2003, boasts a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a gym with floor-to-ceiling windows which overlooks rolling hills.
The seven bedroom, six bathroom period home also includes 1.5 acres of lawns, a bar and two garages and of course it’s in the prime footballer’s location of Alderley Edge.
Moreover, the retired footballer turned pundit Rio Ferdinand, popped the question to his girlfriend Kate on a rooftop in front of the Dubai nightscape last month.
Rio carried out the marriage proposal in front of his three children Lorenz, 12, Tate, 10, and Tia, seven, as it was revealed the footballer was given the blessing of his late wife Rebecca to find love again.
She took to her Instagram handle to share the happy news with her followers, Kate wrote: ‘The perfect end to our holiday … How could the answer not be yes.’
The former England star proudly revealed he had included his kids in his proposal plans, and praised them for keeping the secret for so long.
Posting a sweet snap of the trio watching the special moment, he wrote: ‘She said yes. How these 3 kids kept it a secret I’ll never know.’
Furthermore, the reality star started dating Rio Ferdinand in early 2017, two years after he tragically lost his wife Rebecca following a short battle with cancer.
Rio Ferdinand revealed last year that Rebecca had encouraged him to find love again once he passed, in a conversation with her friend Lisa.
He told The Sun: ‘Rebecca told Lisa something in the final weeks of her life. Months later Lisa told me what it was… “It kills me to think of Rio Ferdinand with a new partner, Lisa, you know it does. Of course it does.’
“‘But you know what kills me even more? Thinking of him alone and lonely. If I don’t make it, Lisa, I don’t want Rio to be miserable. I want him to be happy.”‘
Moreover, Rio Ferdinand has previously spoken about the positive impact Kate has had on his children since the tragic passing of their mother.
Rio Ferdinand explained: ‘My relationship with Kate has helped in that they have got a female in the house now.’
The former TOWIE star has also spoken out about her close relationship with the children, revealing they are keen for her to have a baby so they have another sibling to play with.
In spite of her close relationship with Rio’s children, Kate has said their late mother is ‘irreplaceable’ and she works hard to keep Rebecca’s memory alive.
Speaking during an appearance on This Morning in May, she said: ‘You only have one mum, their mum is irreplaceable.
‘There’s a special room in the house, for their [late] mum and their nan – they might do homework there for example. We always celebrate Rebecca’s birthday, we all go to cemetery together.
Occasionally, we do talk about their mum, I know a lot more about her than they think.’
The star quit The Only Way Is Essex in April 2017 in a bid to focus on her life with Rio Ferdinnd and his children. Although people might not understand her decision, she says it was a no-brainer.
Kate explained: ‘Everyone thinks I’m crazy, even my mum was like, ‘You’re mad!’ But I had two choices. I was in this world of drama and in the public eye.
‘Then I met Rio, he had children who lost their mum, they didn’t have a woman in their lives. Someone needs to be at home and give them love.’
Rio Ferdinand met Rebecca, a former fitness trainer and accountant, while he was at West Ham United in the late 1990s. The pair married in the Caribbean in 2009.
However, Rebecca was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 but had appeared to be clear of the cancer following treatment.
But a scan earlier in 2015 revealed it had returned and spread to her bones and she died just five weeks later on May 1.
The BT Sport pundit opened up about his loss in a BBC documentary – Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad, in which he explored ways of managing grief. The programme won the Single Documentary Award at the TV BAFTAs 2018.
Rio Ferdinand was still playing professional football for Queens Park Rangers, when Rebecca lost her battle with breast cancer, but retired the same month without playing a further match.
He has since made a successful career for himself as a pundit.