Diego Maradona has three children in Cuba from two different women and will recognize them legally, his lawyer said Friday on a local television show.
“I respect both Jana and Junior, Dalma, Gianina and the children of Cuba,” attorney Matias Morla said on a television program on Channel 13.
The lawyer clarified that paternity claims are in the Cuban justice system and that the footballer plans to give them his last name in the near future.
“He has a (judicial) measure and when (Maradona) enters (Cuba) he has to go to court,” said Morla, who confessed to having a dialogue with the Cuban children, whose names were not made public.
“There is no talk of mine with Diego (Maradona), to date he did not (recognize them), but he is going to take charge of whatever has to be taken care of,” he added.
Maradona traveled to Cuba for the first time in 2000 to undergo rehabilitation treatment for his drug addiction. With comings and goings, he was on the Caribbean island until 2005.
According to local media, when asked some time ago if Maradona could have more children than those known so far, Morla had said: “I’m afraid of Cuba. I hope it’s one… he was there a long time, he was single and behaved badly.