By Chris Wright
Apologies for the awful sound quality…
Here’s a story to warm your shrivelled, cynical cockles. Seven-year old sprog Kai Fifield landed himself a trial with Barcelona after scouts from the Spanish giants happened to spot the urchin from Northampton having a kickabout with a group of older boys whilst on holiday with his old man in the Catalan city.
Apparently, the Barca reps spoke with Firfield’s father, Delaney, and invited him to attend a trial at the club’s first-team training ground, meaning that the pair’s travel plans had to be rescheduled, as they were due to fly home the next day.
However, we imagine that will matter little if Kai snares himself a spot at Barca’s academy in September, when the verdict on his trial is returned in a couple of weeks.
Said wee Kai himself: “It felt like something really football-y, and bigger than I expected. It was exciting, very…exciting.”
And who can argue with that?