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Lionel Messi's £3.5m Golden Foot (PICTURES)

06/03/2013 12:59 GMT | Updated 06/03/2013 13:02 GMT

Barcelona fans will agree Lionel Messi is worth his weight in gold, and a Japanese jeweller has unveiled a solid golden replica of the Argentine's foot in tribute to the Ballon d'Or winner.

The golden foot, unveiled in Tokyo today and designed by the Tanaka Kikinzoku firm, is valued at around £3.5m.

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The golden touch

Messi trotted out one of football's oldest clichés with the statement: "I'm honoured to have my foot recreated in pure gold."

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Messi has his foot cast

Lionel Messi's golden foot