FC Barcelona striker buys NFT from BAYC collection

How much did BAYC collection NFT cost for football team striker

Memphis Depay, a striker of the Spanish football club FC Barcelona, ​​became the owner of a non-fungible token (NFT) from the Bored Ape Yacht Club collection. The player spoke about his acquisition on social networks. Item #7921 was purchased by an attacker on the OpenSea platform.

According to the analytical portal Rarity Tools, this NFT takes 1154th place in the rating of popularity and rarity of elements of the BAYC digital collection. The monkey is drawn against a yellow background (13%), is wearing rainbow suspenders (1%), has holographic eyes (2%), special robotic fur (2%), and an L-shaped mouth (2%).

The token was purchased for 110 Ethereum ($332,000). NFT market analysts said the purchase could be good publicity for the digital art collection, as Depay has more than 2 million Twitter followers and about 13 million Instagram fans. Item #7921 from the BAYC collection appeared on the athlete’s avatar on both social networks.

Experts noted that it is likely that before buying the player consulted with the former footballer of the Catalan club Brazilian Neymar. He recently purchased 2 tokens from the BAYC collection and told his huge fan base of 169 million subscribers about it.

In January 2022, a football player of the French club Paris Saint Germain purchased digital monkey #6633 for 159.99 ETH ($449 thousand). This item is a pink chimpanzee wearing ultra-modern glasses.

The forward also became the owner of #5269 token. It captures the image of a monkey with red laser eyes. This NFT cost the Brazilian attacker 189.69 ETH ($533 thousand). Thus, the player spent a total of about $1 million.

Earlier, Crypto.ru reported that famous musician Justin Bieber also purchased one of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) collection items for $1.3 million.

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