Villarreal Jonathan dos Santos expressed disappointments over reports from Mexico suggested that he is in a relationship with club team-mate Mateo Musacchio.
It was TV Notas that first reported that the 25-year-old had turned gay and romantically involved with Argentine defender Musacchio for the past seven months.
However, Dos Santos who graduated from the popular Barcelona youth academic ‘La Marsia’ has put the rumours to bed by insisting that if he was homosexual, he would not hesitate to declare it.
“To the media, if I was gay I would have no problem in saying so. Invent something else. Don’t promote discrimination or sensationalism,” he wrote via Twitter.
Dos Santos moved to Villarreal in 2014 after failing to break into the Barcelona first team and has been capped 17 times by the Mexican national team.