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Dunfermline manager Davie Hay is already impressed by Diego Maradona Junior despite having initial reservations about the player.
The son of the former Argentina superstar jetted into Scotland on Wednesday night to a barrage of media attention ahead of a two-day trial at East End Park.
The 17-year-old Napoli midfielder was put through his paces at the club on Thursday morning along with fellow Italian trialist Emanuela Catania, as the main stand was opened to supporters to witness the training session.
But the youngster ducked out of an afternoon press conference, leaving Dunfermline staff to explain their decision to bring him to Scotland - 12 months after he failed to show for an earlier trial.
Hay concedes he was sceptical about Maradona Junior but reckons there are already signs he has the ability to forge a decent career.
He said: "The lad hasn't been training and he's 10 days behind the rest of the squad fitness-wise but, despite earlier doubts, I've gone into this with an open mind and he's obviously got talent.
"Already you can see he has got a talent but before you would make a permanent decision there are other issues.
"The boy himself, whether he likes it or not, whether he can adapt to life in Scotland, and then there's the financial aspects.
"From my point of view, would the financial aspects maybe encroach into some other players when I'm looking to strengthen the first team? We have to sit down and make a decision."
Dunfermline only escaped becoming the fourth Bank of Scotland Premier League side to go into administration last season when their players and coaching staff agreed to have their wages slashed.
And there is no doubt that snapping up the son of arguably the world's greatest ever player could be of huge commercial benefit to the cash-strapped side.
The increase in gate money could be just one reason for hiring such a famous name to wear the black and white.
But chairman John Yorkston - who believes the midfielder's first-team chances would be greater at East End Park than in England - insisted the final decision would be Hay's and would be based on football alone.
He explained: "It's trying to get a balance for him. The boy wants to play football. If he was to go to Manchester United his chances of getting into the first team are less than here.
"We have a tight squad and we have to have three under-21 players on the bench next season, so the chances of him being in the squad are greater here than they would be at some of the bigger clubs.
"You're always going to get cynics. Any player that comes here, you're trying to get as much out of them as you can. But you won't get people coming through the turnstiles if he's not getting stripped.
"We brought him over here for Davie to see him and any decision will be a football decision and it will be made by Davie in the first instance.
"Davie's got to want him, if he doesn't want him then end of story."