Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic was the on who let the cat out of the bag, revealing Messi's cunning move.
"I did not have any problems with the neighbours, not like Messi in Castelldefels," Rakitic told Croatian newspaper Novi List.
"He had to buy his house from the neighbours because they were noisy and so he could be alone."
It's no secret that Messi is a badass on the field, but no one knew he was the same off it.
Messi had actually initially planned to build a wall between his and property and his neighbours to maintain his privacy, but faced with the prospect of an impending legal battle, Messi decided it was easier to just buy the house.
Godspeed, Leo. God speed.