Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has landed a deal which will see him become the international face of China’s largest independent car manufacturer Chery.
The Fifa World Player of the Year will be the official spokesman for the Riich line; Chery’s luxury sub brand.
Although no financial details have been revealed as yet it is thought that the deal will be particularly lucrative to the Argentinean international. China’s car market grew by an astonishing 45% last year.
A spokesman for Chery, Jin Yibo said, "Messi is the best football player in the world, and thus he makes a great ambassador to represent our premium Riich brand."