Boy earns trial with Barcelona from holiday kickabout

Roshina Jowaheer

When seven-year-old Kai Fifield from Northampton went on holiday to Spain with his family and enjoyed a kickabout with the local children, little did he know he would be given the chance of a lifetime with European Champions, Barcelona FC.

The schoolboy visited the team's Nou Camp stadium with his father Delaney, 38, and later joined in a game of football with some local boys.

After the game of five-a-side, Delaney discovered the boys were being watched by scouts who invited Kai for a formal trial with Barcelona's youth academy the next day.

Kai's father Delaney, 38, told The Sun of his shock at his son being scouted. 'We didn't know who the lads were representing but Kai managed to get a game and held his own in a good standard. The game finished and I asked the boys who they played for.'

'I was shocked when they said 'Barcelona'. As we were going a coach came up and said the last trial of the season for the September intake was the next day and could we come. I explained we were leaving tomorrow but they were persistent. So we cancelled the flights and I took him back,' he told The Sun.

Kai who is a huge fan of Barcelona player Lionel Messi (pictured) played in the trial on the first team's training pitch and was described by the coach as 'very, very good' is now waiting anxiously to find out if he will be joining his hero in playing for one of the world's best teams.

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