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AFL star forced to list his $3.45MILLION beachside home after being hit with coronavirus pay cut 

Footy star Josh Kelly was forced to list his $3.45million home for $200,000 less than what he paid after talking a coronavirus fifty per cent wage cut. 

The GWS player purchased the three-bedroom property in Coogee, Sydney’s eastern suburbs, in early April for $250,000 more than the price guide before the home went back onto the market last week. 

The real estate listing comes after the AFL announced in March that all players would take a 50 per cent pay cut until the end of May due to coronavirus stopping the game.

Selling agent Alexander Phillips, from the agency Phillips Pantzer Donnelley, told Domain that Kelly ‘doesn’t need to sell, but has just had a change of circumstances’. 

Mr Phillips told Daily Mail Australia that the price guide is $3.2million.

‘If he doesn’t get the price he wants, he plans to rent it out,’ Mr Phillips said. 

The AFL restarted on June 11. Players’ Association boss Paul Marsh told the ABC at the time: ‘The players have been rocked by what has transpired all over the world in recent weeks and want to play their role to ensure that our great game comes through this strong and united.

‘The players have moved quickly to come to agreement with the AFL and the outcome is a fair one.’

Kelly’s 531-square-metre home sits on a cul-de-sac just 900 metres away from the beach.

The home is a modern take on what would be considered a ‘weatherboard classic’ with decking off entertainment areas on the ground and upper level. 

All three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and the master bedroom has the added feature of a dressing room.

The kitchen includes features such as an island and a marble splashback. 

The listing states there is also room for a pool in the garden subject to council approval. 

Other key features include ducted air-conditioning, a fireplace and gas heating.

The property will go under the hammer on July 25. 

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