Lionel Messi's foot turned to gold in Japan

  • 6 March 2013
Woman poses with Golden statue of the left foot of Lionel Messi.

A pure gold replica of Lionel Messi's left foot was revealed in Japan on Tuesday.

The replica was created by a Japanese jeweller to celebrate the Barcelona and Argentina star's achievements, and is worth about £3.5million!

Messi told reporters: "I'm honoured to have my foot recreated in pure gold."

Image caption Three foot related items will go on sale

Also on sale will be a golden footprint for £63,000, and a mini golden foot for £28,000.

They'll go on sale on Thursday, with some of the money raised going to charity.

We'll take two!