LIONEL MESSI is set to star in his own animated television series.
The PSG star has agreed a deal with Sony Music Entertainment, according to Deadline magazine.
The project will be part of Messi’s post-football adventure after he retires from the game.
Messi revealed that the opportunity to be in an animated series is one of his “dreams”.
He told the magazine: “Since I was a child, I have always liked animated series and my children are big ‘fans’ of animated characters.
“Being able to participate in an animation project makes me happy because I fulfill one of my dreams.
“I would like to thank Sony Music for joining this project and we hope that everyone will like the result, especially the girls and the boys.”
Fernando Cabral, EVP, Business Development, Latin-Iberia Regional, Sony Music Entertainment added: “It is a privilege for Sony Music to collaborate with Lionel Messi on this project to showcase the power and lessons of sports in partnership with the greatest football player of all time and one of the greatest athletes in history.
“We look forward to bringing this heartwarming and humbling series to screens for audiences of all ages around the world.”
Not a lot has been confirmed about what the show will be about with those in charge keeping the plans under wraps.
However, it is known that the series will revolve around an Argentine child playing a video game and it will be aimed at younger audiences.
Messi has already entered the digital world as he is a regular on video games.
The World Cup winner is of course on football games such as FIFA 23 and Pro Evolution Soccer.
But he has also appeared on Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.