- Lionel Messi has blessed a ten-year-old visually-impaired Arsenal fan a high-tech glasses worth £4,200
- About 12 others in that category have benefitted from the 33-year-old's charitable gesture
- Messi has promised to help people in the same category with touching stories
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed!
Lionel Messi appears to have moved on from his transfer saga with Barcelona after gifting a visually-impaired young Arsenal fan a pair of high-tech £4,200 glasses.
The 33-year-old Argentine superstar shows he has more to offer on the pitch as well as off it after teaming up with Israeli company OrCam to help visually-impaired people around the world.
Reports reveal that the tech company has developed 'MyEye device' to help people in that category read texts and identify faces.
SunSport reported that the six-time Ballon d'Or winner has now decided to annually gift young people with inspirational stories the £4,200 device.
Ronaldo Delima tops list of highest goalscorers at 21 for club and country (see where Messi and Ronaldo are)
The publication added that some of the lucky kids will have a chance to meet the Argentine superstar.
Ten-year-old Gunners fan Mikey from Enfield is the latest to receive the life-changing £4,200 gadget.
SunSport reveals that no fewer than 12 visually-impaired people have received the device before the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
While sharing the philosophy behind his gesture, Messi spoke about the effect that hearing their stories has had on him.
He said: "The emotion was incredible. Meeting with this amazing group of people from around the world was truly a magical and inspiring moment.
"Witnessing each of the members of the "Dream Team" trying out the OrCam MyEye features, it was clear that this would be a life-changing device for each of them.
"I am proud to be an OrCam Ambassador to truly make a difference for so many."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o is confident that Barcelona will reclaim the La Liga title at the end of the 2020-21 season.
The Catalans have been rocked with several lows in recent times - most recently, their back-and-forth with their captain Lionel Messi who submitted a notice to leave the club this summer.
While the issue appears to have been resolved temporarily, the former Barca striker believes the Camp Nou outfit will bounce back from their failures in last term.
How we mistakenly celebrated Yakubu’s miss at 2010 World Cup – Brown Ideye | Legit TV