Diego Junior set to play in Argentina

Updated: 16 August 2012 22:29 IST

The son of football great Diego Maradona is close to joining a third-division Argentine club.

Buenos Aires, Argentina:

The son of football great Diego Maradona is close to joining a third-division Argentine club.

Diego Sinagra Maradona, often known as Diego Junior, is expected to join the club El Porvenir. The club's coach says the paperwork is being completed with Diego Junior expected to arrive next week in Argentina.

Diego Junior was born in Italy in 1986, the offspring of a relationship Maradona had with an Italian woman Cristina Sinagra, while he was playing with Italian club Napoli.

Diego Junior has had little contact with his father, and has none of his football talent. Diego Junior has played in lower-level clubs in Italy, but says playing in Argentina has always been a wish.

Topics : Football Argentina
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