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Lionel Messi's NFT Collection Set to be Launched on August 20

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi new NFT collection called Messiverse will launch on August 20
Lionel Messi new NFT collection called Messiverse will launch on August 20 / CARL DE SOUZA/Getty Images

Argentina icon, Lionel Messi is widely considered as the greatest player in the history of the sport, with the striker winning numerous professional and individual honours in his career so far, including a record six Ballon d'Or awards.

Messi is not limiting his genius to the pitch as he recently partnered with Ethernity Chain to launch an NFT collection named Messiverse, a set of digitized drawings authenticated by the man himself.

The 34-year-old had taken to social networking site, Instagram on August 4 to announce the launch of "Messiverse", stating, "Soccer is like art: It’s timeless,” followed by invitation to his audience to “discover his first collection of NFT’s on Ethernity.”

As per CryptoPotato, Messi's collection includes four art pieces, which are named: “Man From the Future”, “Worth the Weight”, “The King Piece” and an unrevealed piece. Each of the NFT has been produced by an Australian artist named “Bosslogic,” who is extremely popular on social media for having worked with the likes of Marvel and Disney in his career.

The report goes on to state that the final NFT which is yet to be revealed, will be showcased on August 20 - the day Messiverse will launch.

The Argentina icon is expected to return to Barcelona soon, with it being reported that he will put pen to paper on a new five-year deal with the club very soon.