Messi’s golden foot to be sold

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If anyone doubts Lionel Messi has a golden foot, now there’s proof. A pure gold replica of his left foot was unveiled in Tokyo yesterday.

The foot, valued at $5.25 million, was created by Japanese jeweller Ginza Tanaka to commemorate the player’s achievements. The jeweller said he cast Messi’s foot in Spain at the end of 2012. He said: “We loved the sound of making the ‘golden left foot’ and it being gold.”

The foot goes on sale tomorrow and part of the proceeds will go to support children in areas affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.