10-year-old Nigerian birthday boy, Abdulbasit Oluwadarasimi Salami has officially abandoned his family club Barcelona for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus.
Dara was born into a family where his parents are ardent fans of Barcelona, but insist on celebrating his 10th birthday with a Juventus Jersey.
His birthday is 24th July, but his request actually stunned his parent particularly his dad.
Speaking on the development, Dara’s father Mr. Dauda Salami, who spoke exclusively with Sports Intelligence Magazine revealed the circumstance which led to the situation.
Mr Dauda said: “Barcelona have always been our family club”. “But I also noticed that my son’s eye has been on Ronaldo while he was in Real Madrid”.
“I tried making him see Lionel Messi’s prowess in Barcelona”, but he looked away from him entirely.
Then, he told me he wants a memorable 10th birthday celebration”. “When I eventually asked him what will make his 10th birthday memorable”, he said it’s a Juventus Jersey crested July 24.
“That really surprised me,but I must also respect my son’s wish” Mr. Salami explained.
“Since he insists he wants to follow Juventus because of Ronaldo, we must give him the freedom”. “However, Barcelona will forever remain our family club, notwithstanding his decision” Mr Salami concluded’.
Barcelona however failed to win the Laliga this season, as Real Madrid won the title. On the contrary, Ronaldo has also helped Juventus win the Serie A title for the 8th time in a row.