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From Bale's Mercedes to Crouch's Ferrari - Football stars sell their prized cars

08:31 GMT+3 04/07/2019
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Shopping for a vehicle has just got interesting with news you can buy one that has been previously owned by a footballer

Have you ever wanted to buy a luxury car from football superstars such as Gareth Bale and Kyle Walker?

Well now you can after UK vehicle dealer Auto Trader advertised cars for sale owned previously by five different footballers, including Bale, Walker, Peter Crouch, Alex Song and George Boateng.

With Real Madrid star Bale linked with a move to Manchester United in a swap for Paul Pogba, the 29-year-old could be a looking for a new ride with his 2015 Mercedes-Benz G Class SUV on sale for £115,000 ($145,000).

Bale's past ride, which can be seen in the video below, was customised to his personal tastes, including Designo black quilted leather upholstery, alloy wheels in matt black and red brake callipers.

Former England striker Crouch, who is currently a free agent after a stint at Burnley, may be looking for a cash boost in his impending retirement and has listed his 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider for a bargain price of £70,000 ($88,000).

Premier League title winner Walker's previously owned 2015 Range Rover Autobiography can be purchased for £62,000 ($78,000), with the Manchester City defender selling in 2017 just prior to making the move north from Tottenham.

A move to Switzerland from Russia in 2018 forced former Arsenal utility Alex Song to sell his 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith, which can now be bought for £140,000 ($176,000).

The Cameroon star went all-out in his customisation of the vehicle, adding a full black leather interior, chrome details and massage seats.

There is also a custom-made 2008 Porsche Cayenne available for £45,000 ($57,000), that was built for former Middlesbrough midfielder George Boateng 11 years ago.

"Auto Trader continues to be the go-to-destination for footballers looking for a change of wheels ahead of the new season," an Auto Trader spokesman. 

"This year highlights the surge in popularity for SUVs amongst Premier League stars, with the likes of Range Rovers and Mercedes-Benz G Class continuing to take the top spots.

"Personalisation also seems to be key for footballing legends, from having their shirt numbers stitched into seats, unique colour wraps, to even stocking their own mini fridge."