Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Perrie Edwards at the Brit Awards at London's O2 Arena in February 2019
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's £120,000 a week contract at Liverpool hasn't made it any easier for him to find a house.
The 25-year-old midfielder, who is dating Little Mix's Perrie Edwards, says there is a shortage of mansions in Cheshire which is surrounded by high value football clubs.
The so-called Golden Triangle between Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Prestbury does not have enough houses for the lavish athletes, according to the England player.
After making his £35 million move to Merseyside from Arsenal in August 2017, Oxlade-Chamberlain said he would regularly bump into Gylfi Sigurdsson at the hotel he was staying at while house hunting.
Sigurdsson signed to Everton from Swansea that transfer window and Oxlade-Chamberlain told The Telegraph they were 'both scrambling for a house, probably viewing the same house and then it's like a race.
'I might see a house and be stalling for a day and next thing I get a call and, oh no, Aaron Lennon [formerly Everton, now at Burnley] has paid up front.
'I go and view a house and I'm told, "Just to let you know, Riyad Mahrez is viewing it today." I'm thinking, "Oh God, I've got my work cut out there – Mahrez has signed for City."'
Premier League players get bought and sold in two windows - one in January and the other from mid-May to the end of August.
This limited time means there is more of a 'scramble,' according to the England midfielder.
Former England and Manchester United player Ashley Ward and his wife Dawn have reportedly struggled to sell Watford Hall which has been on the market since 2013
The colossal 11-bedroom mansion belonging to the Wards minutes away from Alderly Edge was designed by W Roberts and built in 1867