There was a flurry of excitement in the Argentinian media in July when no other than Diego Maradona announced that he would soon be a grandfather. The big news was the identity of the father to be: Sergio Aguero, the Atletico Madrid and Argentina striker. Aguero, who was the top goalscorer in the FIFA U-20
World Cup Canada 2007 and was voted best player of the tournament by the experts from the technical study group, has been dating Maradona’s daughter Giannina for two years. All of Argentina is thrilled by the news because, with those genes alone, the child is bound to be a footballing genius – perhaps a new
Maradona or, should it be a girl, an Argentinian Marta.