Could Cirque du Soleil be on the verge of putting on a Lionel Messi themed show?
The Canadian entertainment company, which puts on extravagant shows, may well have lined up a future theme and turned to the football world for inspiration.
Past themes taken from popular culture have included the likes of Michael Jackson, Elvis and The Beatles, though it seems Cirque may now have turned to one of the magicians of the sporting world for inspiration.
Messi teased the partnership on Tuesday with an Instagram post of him juggling what appears to be a clown nose while wearing a Cirque du Soleil shirt.
While Messi left no explaination for the post on his account, reports claim that an official announcement of the deal could come as early as possible.
The move from Cirque du Soleil shows just what a global icon the 31-year-old has become as he continues to trancend the sporting world.
Though based out of Montreal and popular in Las Vegas, Cirque holds shows around the globe in locations ranging from Tokyo to Macau to New York City.