The personal lives of soccer players Jonathan Dos Santos and Mateo Musacchio might vault into the worldwide public sphere.
Citing a source close to the players, Jorge Bustamente of Mexican gossip magazine TV Notas reported Tuesday that Dos Santos and Musacchio have been romantically involved with each other for the last seven months. The two are teammates at La Liga (Spanish first division) club Villarreal.
TV Notas claims Los Angeles Galaxy and Mexico forward Giovanni dos Santos supports Jonathan’s relationship with Musacchio.
Musacchi, a native of Argentina, has played for Villarreal since 2009. He has missed most of this season because of a broken leg, but he recently returned to action.
Dos Santos graduated from FC Barcelona’s youth academy. He spent five seasons on the fringes of Barcelona’s first team before joining Villarreal in July 2014.
Dos Santos also has appeared 19 times for Mexico’s national team since 2009.
If TV Notas’ report is true, dos Santos and Musacchi, both 25, would join Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers among the most prominent gay soccer players and male athletes in the world.
Naturally, Twitter and the rest of the media awaits further developments.
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