Soccer legend Messi will receive cryptocurrency tokens as part of transfer deal to the new football club Paris Saint-Germain.
Soccer legend Lionel Messi might receive fan tokens of the PSG football club as part of his transfer package from Barcelona F.C., according to Reuters.
Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi’s transfer to French club Paris St Germain included a payment in cryptocurrency fan tokens, a source close to the matter said, providing another big name endorsement for new digital assets.
Messi, 34, left Spanish side Barcelona and signed a two-year contract with Paris St Germain (PSG), with an option for a third year, on Tuesday.
Paris St Germain (PSG) said in a statement the tokens included in his “welcome package”, or signing on fee, had been provided by Socios.com who are the club’s fan token provider.
While the exact details of the deal have not been disclosed, the club stated Messi had received a “larger number” of the tokens.
The PSG Fan token was launched by the club for fans to participate in their favorite football club’s life by voting with their tokens.
The PSG tokens give fans access to several perks, including choosing a motivational message on the dressing room wall before games and voting on key club decisions such as the goal of the season or the winners of the club’s end-of-season awards. Additionally, token holders have also experienced unique, personal video calls from the team’s players, with even more exciting benefits planned in the coming weeks and months.