A Japanese jeweler is selling a solid gold statue of Barcelona striker Lionel Messi’s left foot for $5.25 million. According to the LA Times, the 55-pound golden foot is
so detailed you can see “blood vessels and swirls of skin on the bottom of the toes.”
Jeweler Ginza Tanaka created the statue to celebrate Messi’s unprecedented fourth consecutive FIFA Ballon d’Or award in January. Miniature versions of the Argentine’s foot will also go on sale to the regular public. According to the report, profits from the sales will go to the player’s charity, the Leo Messi Foundation, to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan two years ago.