Waxwork honour for Germany star Manuel Neuer
Berlin: Germany`s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is set to be immortalised in the form of a a waxwork model at Madame Tussauds in Berlin, the museum announced Wednesday.
"Manuel Neuer is one of the most popular footballers, and since the World Cup he`s been the most requested figure by our visitors," explained museum director Sandra Schmalzried, who expressed regret at being unable to honour the entire Germany squad, adding: "but at 200,000 euros ($267,921, £160,235) per player, it`s not possible".
The Bayern Munich `keeper, who was voted his country`s player of the year in a poll conducted by German football magazine Kicker, will be subjected to a series of measurements and photographs before a team of 20 experts begin a four-month project on the model in London.
Neuer`s wax likeness will join that of another former Bayern and Germany goalkeeping legend Oliver Kahn as well as those of Mesut Ozil and Jurgen Klinsmann in the Berlin museum.