Argentina’s Central Bank is reportedly considering putting the great man’s face, Lionel Messi, on their 1000-peso currency note.
According to El Financiero newspaper, officials at the South American country’s financial governing body are looking at options to mark their nation’s historic World Cup triumph.
Having a snap of Messi’s mug on the grand bill is said to be a preferred option as the figure begins with a “10” – the shirt number worn by the player
It has been suggested that “La Scaloneta” – the nickname of Argentine boss Lionel Scaloni – will be printed on the back of the proposed note.
‘This will be to honour his feats of winning the 2021 Copa America, the Finalissima against Euros champions Italy and victory in Qatar.”
‘Argentina’s Central Bank introduced commercial coins to commemorate the country’s first of their three World Cup triumphs back in 1978.”
Messi is currently enjoying basking in his World Cup glory having finally landed the only trophy to have eluded him during his glittering career.
published by: Tom Barclay