Argentina’s financial governing body are considering putting Lionel Messi on a currency note following his historic FIFA World Cup triumph.
Lionel Messi played a key role for Argentina throughout the tournament, claiming the Golden Ball with seven goals and three assists in seven games.
According to the El Financiero newspaper, officials at the South American country’s financial governing body are considering ways to make Argentina’s World Cup win even more memorable.
The Mexican publication suggests Argentina’s financial governing body are considering ways of celebrating their World Cup win, and having Messi’s face on the 1000-peso note is said to be a preferred option.
The newspaper claims that the idea was ‘jokingly’ proposed by members of the Argentine Central Bank. However, Eduardo Hecker and Lisandro Cleri, who is one of the directors, agreed that the banknote design would “awaken the collecting spirit of Argentines”.
“I love football, it’s what I do,” Lionel Messi said after lifting the World Cup. “I enjoy being in the national team and want to continue by experiencing a few more games as a world champion.”
He added: “Obviously I wanted to cap my career with this and I can’t ask for anything more.”