After scoring an incredible brace against Italian team Genoa, AS Roma starlet Felix Afena-Gyan received $ 800 from coaching boss Jose Mourinho.
The 18-year-old prodigy came off the bench in the 74th minute, which led Roma to victory with a brace in their side’s 2-0 in Genoa.
Ecstatic with three points, ‘The Special One’ revealed that he promised to buy Afena-Gyan an expensive new pair of shoes if he performed well – now that’s what you call a motivational incentive.
And the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss has kept his word and pocketed a pair of Balenciaga for the Ghanaian phenomenon.
Mourihno said: “I had promised to buy Felix the boots he really likes, which are really expensive, they cost 800 €, so he ran and told me not to forget!
“Tomorrow morning the first thing I do is buy him the boots.”
The striker took to social media to share a video of himself opening the gift his manager kindly bought.
Let’s take a closer look at these Balenciaga kicks.
Priced at € 800 / £ 685, the dark blue multi-colored recycled mesh sneakers are from the Men’s Speed collection.
And it’s not only Afena-Gyan that thrills Balenciaga, other players know the French brand well.
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been spotted tailoring the black Speed Trainers when not busy on the pitch.
In Spain, Barcelona ace Memphis Depay opted for the same sneakers as Ronaldo but in a seductive white color.
Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez also owns a pair of black Balenciaga speed trainers, comfortable enough to trot through the city center.
And finally, on loan from Arsenal to Real Betis, Hector Bellerin is considered one of the hottest icons and of course he is a fan of the leading brand and has added the Speed Trainers to his collection.
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