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."

The mini golden foot and footprint next to the big foot.
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!