Jeweller unveils gold replica of Messi's foot

Jeweller unveils gold replica of Messi’s foot

A pure gold replica of Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi's left foot has been unveiled in Tokyo.

The foot, which is valued at eye watering $5.25 million, would cost you an arm and a leg.

It was created by Japanese jeweller Ginza Tanaka to commemorate the footballer's achievements.

Ginza Tanaka held a special launch event in Tokyo with the help of Messi's brother Rodrigo (pictured). The Golden Foot, which commemorates Messi's world-record 91 goals in 2012 record fourth Ballon d'Or win, will be on display at various Ginza Tanaka stores in Japan through June.

Messi's brother Rodrigo, who attended a news conference for the unveiling of the gold foot on Wednesday, said: "It's exceptional. You can see each line in the foot. It's an impressive piece of work."

The jeweller said he cast Messi's foot in Spain at the end of 2012.

Part of the proceeds of the sale will go to Messi's foundation, which in turn will go to support children in areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami disaster that hit Japan in March 2011.

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