Late Maradona’s relatives begin battle over £37million fortune – with at least 16 wanting a slice of the huge cake
- December 11, 2020
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DIEGO Maradona’s relatives began fighting over his £37million fortune — with at least 16 battling for a slice.
The Argentine footie legend, who died from a heart attack last month did not leave a will.
Maradona, while alive officially recognized five children.
Their claims were staked at a secret location in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires last night.
But seven more alleged love-children, plus four of Maradona’s five sisters, were also said to be vying for a chunk of legacy.
A source in Buenos Aires told The Sun: “The battle for Maradona’s money won’t just be contested — it will be a World Cup.”
Court papers have revealed his estate includes cash in Switzerland, Dubai, and Buenos Aires, property across the globe, and a fleet of luxury vehicles.
Accounts also show funds from ad contracts with big brands including Puma and Coca-Cola.
The late player is said to have signed a will in 2012 — but scrapped it four years later.
Argentine law bans his children from being disinherited and requires all to be given equal shares.
A source said: “With no will, children close to Maradona and some he has never met will all be able to claim an equal share of his fortune.
“That is clearly unacceptable to children who were part of his life for years and feel they have been cheated.”
Maradona died at the age of 60.