Soccer legend Diego Maradona’s son, Diego Armando Sinagra Maradona is close to joining the third-division Argentine club El Porvenir.
The Italian-born son of Diego Maradona is expected to arrive next week in Argentina.
El Porvenir coach Luis Ventura revealed the news on Twitter, saying: “I have in my hand the passport of Diego Armando Maradona and the permit to transfer his Italian registration…the future of Diego Junior is in Gerliiii.”
“It’s obvious that the Maradona name is an attraction,” Ventura said. “I want to see him because his last name is Maradona. I won’t deny it, but I don’t choose them by players’ names. I just select the team that I think is strongest and gives us the best chance of winning,” he said.
Diego Junior has played in lower-level clubs in Italy, but says playing in Argentina has always been a wish.