Argentina captain Lionel Messi has decided to make his teammates and support staff happy by gifting them gold iPhones. According to reports, Messi has ordered 35 gold iPhones worth INR 1.73 crores for his teammates and support staff who worked with the team during Argentina’s FIFA World Cup win. Reports claim that Messi has already got these iPhones delivered to his Parisian apartment. 

According to a report in The Sun, the 24-carat devices, worth £175,000 (Approx Rs. 1.73 crore), have the player’s names, numbers and the Argentinian logo engraved on them. The report also claimed that Messi worked with the designer to come up with this idea of personalized iPhones. 

“Lionel wanted to do something special and blingy to celebrate his proudest moment. He got in touch with entrepreneur Ben Lyons and they came up with the design together,” The Sun quoted their source privy to the developments. 

The report also quoted Ben, CEO of iDesign Gold, “Lionel is not only the Goat but he’s one of IDESIGN GOLD’s most loyal customers and got in touch with us a couple of months after the World Cup final. He said he wanted a special gift for all the players and staff to celebrate the amazing win but didn’t want the usual gift of watches. So, I suggested gold iPhones inscribed with their names and he loved the idea.”

Notably, Argentina beat France in a penalty shootout (4-2) to lift their third World Cup and first under Lionel Messi.

Argentina’s world cup winning squad– Emi Martinez, Franco Armani, Geronimo Rulli, Marcos Acuna, Juan Foyth, Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Tagliafico, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nahuel Molina, Gonzalo Montiel, German Pezzella, Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul, Alexis Mac Allister, Enzo Fernandez, Exequiel Palacios, Guido Rodriguez, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala, Angel Correa, Julian Alvarez, Thiago Almada, Alejandro Gomez.