NORTH KOREAN dictator Kim Jong-Un is an avid fan of Serie A.
The madcap leader has been drawn to the Italian top flight by Cagliari whizkid and countryman Kwang-Song Han.
The striker, 18, became the first man from the secretive state to score in Serie A this month after beating on-loan Torino stopper Joe Hart.
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And Italian senator Antonio Razzi revealed the shock news after visiting North Korea.
He told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Does he follow Italian football? Of course, he knows all about Serie A and NBA basketball.
“If Juventus were playing in Pyongyang Stadium, which is huge, it would fill up.”
Razzi now plans to meet the teenage sensation – who joined Cagliari in March – to pass along the Supreme Leader’s compliments.
He added: “What will I say to Han on Sunday? I’ll give him compliments, he is considered a talent at the level of those in Europe.”
Kim could perhaps do with taking his eyes of Italian football for a second as his country is embroiled in an international crisis.
North Korea is ploughing ahead with its nuclear programme after US President Donald Trump declared his intention to solve the “problem”.
Its leader is famously a fan of basketball and has been visited by former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman.
Father Kim Jong Il is the subject of a bizarre piece of propaganda which claimed he shot 38-under-par playing golf in 1994 – including 11 holes in one.