Ex-Lazio Primavera Defender Franco to Join Serie B Side Reggina on a Free Transfer

By Apollo Heyes -

Former Lazio Primavera defender Damiano Franco will join Serie B side Reggina this summer.

As reported by Italian newspaper Gazzetta del Sud (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) yesterday, the 19-year-old Italian defender has reached an agreement with Reggina, where he will begin his professional career.


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Franco’s contract expired with Lazio at the start of this month, making him a free agent. The Roman-born defender was in the Biancocelesti youth setup for 13 years but now will look to make the jump into Serie B, where he’ll go through his first professional experience. 


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An official announcement is expected soon, with the 19-year-old Italian set to head down to the team’s pre-season training camp in Sarnano.

Franco made 47 appearances for the Biancocelesti’s Primavera squad, scoring 10 goals and providing one assist in that time. He never made a first-team appearance for the Roman club, with previous coach Simone Inzaghi not often placing his trust in young players.

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