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Playboy Model Makes Staggering Bid for Handkerchief Used by Lionel Messi in His Farewell Press Conference

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi left Barcelona after 21 years and joined PSG on a free transfer
Lionel Messi left Barcelona after 21 years and joined PSG on a free transfer / Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Argentina icon, Lionel Messi announced his Barcelona departure after spending 21 years at the club in what was an emotional press conference, with the LaLiga giants taking the decision to release the superstar after they were unable to offer him a new contract.

The 34-year-old was handed a tissue by his wife Antonela Roccuzzo as he broke down in tears while announcing his Barcelona exit and the tissue would later appear online on an international auction site, which commanded a hefty $1m price tag.

It has been revealed that Barcelona fan and Playboy model, Luana Sandien made a a staggering $600,000 bid for the handkerchief after spotting the item online.

"I bid $600,000 [£438,000] to get the Messi handkerchief gone, after that the ad disappeared. I gave more than half the advertised amount believing I would win, but the ad disappeared after my bid, out of nowhere," she said as per Daily Star.

“The ad went off the air without giving more information about the outcome of the case, so we don't know if anyone bought the artefact, or if the advertiser gave up on the idea. I hope I made it.”

While it remains unclear whether the model has has been successful in her bid for the handkerchief, she earlier stated that she plans to 'pose naked' with if the offer is accepted.