Jose Lambiet

Soccer mega-agent picks up Capone’s Miami Beach villa for $9M

The Palm Island villa once inhabitated by Al Capone.
The Palm Island villa once inhabitated by Al Capone.

This article has been updated.

The Miami Beach villa where legendary gangster Al Capone lived well and died was just purchased by famed European soccer agent Mino Raiola, who made a killing on the transfer of French star Paul Pogba to Premier League’s Manchester United.

The Dutch super agent made $32 million on Pogba’s record-breaking $143 million transfer from Italian side Juventus last month, according to reports.

So, the $9 million-plus that Raiola is said to have spent on the gangster’s Miami Beach pad leaves him with plenty of money to stuff the crib, at 93 Palm Ave. on Palm Island, with Prohibition-era memorabilia.

The property wasn’t listed for sale on real estate websites, but the purchase is being reported Wednesday in newspapers in Italy and Great Britain.

MB America, the Miami-based wealth and investment management company that on behalf of a private investor bought and manages the property, issued this statement on Thursday:

“MB America, the Miami-based wealth and investment management company that on behalf of a private investor bought and manages the Capone mansion, renamed 93 Palm, denies any sale of the above mentioned property to Mino Raiola. After a significant renovation, MB America still manages the property, which is available for rental to video and photo productions. And the current value of the property is 20 million dollars.”

The seven-bedroom villa is part of a three-building compound on exclusive Palm Island. Archives show Capone bought the 1922 house in 1928 and that his family owned the property until the 1970s.

The Chicago mobster purchased the 6,500-square-foot mansion just before he was sentenced to 11 years in Alcatraz on a tax evasion rap.

It’s a far cry from the prison: It has columns, open archways and a two-story pool cabana with a spiral staircase.

The home also boasts a black and gold Art Deco powder room and original light fixtures.

Capone is said to have died of a heart attack in his bedroom at the mansion in 1947 while suffering through the final stages of syphilis.

The property changed hands a half-dozen times since the 1970s. Raiola is buying the property from a corporation owned by an Italian family who bought it in May 2014 for $8 million, according to records.

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