The napkin used by football player Lionel Messi to wipe away his tears at the conference on the occasion of leaving FC Barcelona is up for auction. The announcement appeared on Friday, August 13 on the Mercado Libre platform.
It is noted that the cost of a napkin with tears of the six-time Golden Ball winner, Argentine striker Lionel Messi, is estimated at $ 1 million.
FC Barcelona announced Messi’s departure on August 5. The team was unable to register a new contract with the player in the league due to the financial rules of the Spanish championship.
Later, on August 8, at a press conference, Messi, speaking about leaving the team, could not hold back his emotions and burst into tears. Then he said that he hoped to return to the club soon. He also admitted that he did his best to stay at the club.
On August 11, French football club Paris Saint-Germain announced that Messi had become the team’s new player. The contract with the 34-year-old Argentine is for two seasons with the possibility of extension for another year – until June 2024, the footballer will play for club number 30. PSG is ready to provide the striker with a salary of about € 35 million per season.
On the same day, the footballer announced that he would diligently prepare for his first match for Paris Saint-Germain, but he found it difficult to name the date of the game.