The Premier League soccer player has finally agreed to a paternity test days before the court stand-off over allegations that he was born to the beloved child of a Brazilian host.
Jacqueline Souza, 33, claims that the international – who for legal reasons can’t be named, but is a household name – is the biological father of her 14-month-old daughter.
Earlier this year, The Sun revealed how the advocate invited Jacqueline to his bachelorette party and even texted her during their honeymoon.
“He said he loved me and tried to reassure me that his marriage meant nothing,” Jacqueline said.
The player previously ignored requests from her lawyer, but has now agreed to a test after sending letters to his club.
Jacqueline told The Sun on Sunday: “My legal team has been asking him to take a test for about a year, but he has consistently refused, saying he was too busy with training to travel due to Covid restrictions and quarantine.
“He finally showed up after months of letters and requests, and reached out to a lawyer – but he hasn’t been in touch yet to see his daughter.
“We didn’t bother to respond because it’s too late now and we’ll see him in court when the case goes to a judge.”
Jacqueline added: “This same player is happy to portray himself as a family man and greet the children in the crowd and give them his shirt.”
The hearing has been set for November 10.