Lazio Primavera coach Alessandro Calori spoke positively about new signing Luka Romero.

Commenting on the 16-year-old Argentinian forward to Italian newspaper Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24) earlier today, Calori was impressed by the former RCD Mallorca teenager.

Luka Romero is impressive, I caught a glimpse of numbers not from a 16-year-old. He’s in another category.

The Biancocelesti signed the Argentinian teenager from La Liga side RCD Mallorca on a free transfer earlier this month, only paying a training premium to the Spanish side.


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The player is an exciting prospect, being nicknamed the ‘baby Messi’ for his strong dribbling and exciting attacking movements.

Romero became the youngest ever La Liga debutant last season, appearing for the RCD Mallorca first team at the age of only 15 years and 219 days.


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He has been brought to the Biancocelesti’s training camp in Auronzo di Cadore and was picked by coach Maurizio Sarri in yesterday’s 5-2 friendly win over Serie C side Triestina.

Romero will be a part of Calori’s Primavera team next season but could find a way into the first team should he continue his impressive development.