Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang warms-up in world's most expensive football boots: 3,000 euro Swarovski crystal Nike Mercurials

Posted by Chris Wright

Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has a reputation for having problems with his money-to-sense ratio and his latest purchase is a clear sign that he's not getting any more thrifty.

Aubameyang took to the pitch for Les Verts' game against Lyon on Monday night in a pair of Swarovski crystal-encrusted Nike Mercurials which had been specially made for him by a Parisian design company at a cost of €3,000.

Apparently it took over two days to apply the 4,000 crystals in a design which incorporated Aubameyang's initials, squad number and Saint-Etienne's club crest and colours.

The Gabon striker then slipped out of his crystal slippers after the warm-up and played in a pair of bog standard Mercurials. Here's our Paddy being presented with his ridiculous bedazzled pumps before the game...

(Images via Orravan Design)

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