José Mourinho’s gift to young striker marred by racist remark
Jose Mourinho kept his promise and bought Felix Afena-Gyan the €800 shoes he wanted after the AS Roma starlet scored a stunning brace against Genoa on Sunday
The 18-year-old wonderkid starred as he bagged a sensational double in his side's 2-0 win at Genoa.
He came off the bench in the 74th minute and inspired Roma to victory, celebrating with Mourinho on the touchline in brilliant scenes.
Speaking after the big league win, the Portuguese revealed that he promised to buy Afena-Gyan a new and expensive pair of shoes.
Well, the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss kept his word and bagged a pair of Balenciaga's for the Ghana phenom.
The youngster took to social media to share a wholesome video of himself opening the present that his manager purchased.
Roma's win over Genoa moved them to fifth place in the league.
On the promise he made to Afena-Gyan, he explained: "I had promised to buy Felix the boots he really likes, which are really expensive, they cost €800, so he ran over and told me not to forget!
"Tomorrow morning, the first thing I do is buy him the boots."
Mourinho added: "I am sorry for Mister De Rossi and the Primavera squad, but Felix will stay with us. The Primavera work close to us, so Felix and another four or five players have come across to the senior squad.
"What impressed me the most was his cool head in front of goal. If he is not in terms of technique fantastic, he does have a strong mentality.
"You get these kids now who think they know everything, but he is humble and you can sense he just absorbs all this information from everyone around him. That's fantastic."