Spain international Nolito has evidently not been keeping abreast of goings on in the United Kingdom, if the striker’s rather bizarre comments on the subject of Brexit are anything to go by.
The 29-year-old is reportedly closing in on a move to Manchester City following an impressive season in which the Spaniard has scored 12 goals in 29 games for Celta Vigo.
Here’s one those techno soundtracked YouTube highlights video packages as further proof of his considerable talent:
Capped 12 times by Spain to date, Nolito has enjoyed a run of five goals in seven games for La Roja with the former Barcelona reserve team star challenging Alvaro Morata for a place in the starting line-up.
But if Nolito does seal his big money move to Manchester City, he may want to improve his knowledge of UK politics – not least because it could affect him.
Quizzed on what he thought of Brexit and the news that the UK will leave the European Union, the Celta man offered a bizarre, if slightly amusing, response.
“I think it’s [Brexit] a dance, or maybe I’m wrong,” he told reporters.
Man City target Nolito on @partidodelas12 last night asked if he knows what Brexit is? "I think it's a dance, or maybe I'm wrong."
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) June 24, 2016
Maybe you are wrong Nolito, and maybe Manchester City are wrong in pursuing a deal for a player edging ever closer to hitting 30.
Maybe Pep Guardiola is also wrong for turning to a striker unproven in the Premier League, rather than breaking the bank with an offer too good to refuse for Jamie Vardy.
Touting British players in place of European options? Christ, this Brexit thing has evidently got to us. Get out while you still can Nolito! Run!
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.