Faustino Asprilla has been offered a short-term deal with a difference: an adult film company are pleading with the former Newcastle striker to join them for one week only. The 43-year-old is known in his native Colombia for a wild lifestyle and has been offered the contract close to £7,000. A popular member of Kevin Keegan's Newcastle side during his time at St James' Park, Asprilla is now wanted for a whole different kind of, erm, scoring. The porn company involved, Santa Latina, published an open letter to him on their website.
'Dear Faustino Asprilla,' it read. 'For years [we] have followed your successful career, which has made you a national icon invaluable in Colombia. 'We are convinced that the lifestyle you lead and the media controversy it causes is vital so we dared to make the following proposal. 'As you know, [Santa Latina] is an adult entertainment site, and that’s why we offer you 20 million pesos for a week as a porn actor. 'This is a unique offering, which awaits your prompt response. We are convinced that with a little training you could exploit another talent all of Colombia knows you have.' Asprilla is no stranger to the front pages in his home country. In 1993 he did a naked magazine shoot :