An incredible story emanating from Italy has been doing the rounds online this afternoon, centered around the North Korean crisis and Juventus striker Paulo Dybala.
Bianconeri star Dybala has started the season in scintillating fashion, having notched 8 goals in his opening 4 Serie A matches, including a pair of hat-tricks.
He has long been regarded as one of the brightest young talents in world football, with many having tagged the Argentinian as the natural heir to fellow countryman and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.
However, in one of the more unusual stories you are likely to read this week, one Italian senator has revealed his plan to make use of Dybala off the pitch.
Antonio Razzi, member of the right-wing Forza Italia party, has today explained his opinion that taking Dybala to North Korea would help to ease tensions in the totalitarian state.
Razzi has spoken of his fondness for North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un on numerous occasions in the past, and has even gone as far as to claim that the pair are good friends.
Speaking to Radio Cusano Campus, the 69-year-old revealed:
‘I want to bring Paulo Dybala to North Korea, and I’m also trying with [Italian pop group] Il Volo.’
‘He [Kim Jong-Un] is very passionate about sports and music, that’s why I’m trying to get Dybala involved.’
‘If I take Dybala there, there will be 200,000 people in the stadium and they’d have to put up big screens too. It would be a national party.’