Messi to make his debut at Madame Tussauds London
He shoots, he scores...
To continue with the Summer of Sport, we announced yesterday that the next sporting star to take their place here in the world famous attraction will be Argentinean football superstar Lionel Messi.
Sculptor Jim Kempton is seen here working on the flawless clay sculpture, which is the first stage in the figure creation process. Once completed, the new wax figure of Messi will be portrayed in his current FC Barcelona kit and replicate his signature ‘goal celebration’ pose.
“We are very excited to confirm Messi’s inclusion in our interactive Sports Zone” said our PR Manager, Nicole Fenner.
“As one of the top footballers of this generation our visitors are constantly requesting his figure and of course we are hoping that later this week he will be named the Best Player in Europe for the second year running!”
The figure of the goal record-breaking striker will join the interactive Sports Zone alongside other legends of the ‘beautiful game’ including Pelé, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.