For some players, purchasing Louis Vuitton bags help fill the void in their lavishly luxurious footballing lifestyles, but for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli - always one to stand out from the crowd - it is a pet pig.
Balotelli, who is frequently in the headlines for some bizarre incidents off the field, revealed his latest addition to the family is a two-month old micro pig named 'Super'.
"Finally my little pig arrived! She is only 2 month old! Is a she but i called her SUPER! ;-)" he said on Twitter.
The 22-year-old, who famously made a pig's-ear of attempting to put his Manchester City bib on during his spell in the Premier League, was also struggling to detect what the animal's sex was.
He added: "Actually can't find the willy so i think is a she ahahahaha but maybe a he! Ahahah".
It is not the first time footballers' pets have been in the news this year as Isco's dog Messi was also a hot topic before the playmaker's move to Real Madrid from Malaga.