Lazio talent Luka Romero was the only positive note in the team’s 1-1 draw with Padova yesterday.

As reported by Italian media outlet LazioNews24 earlier today, the 16-year-old Argentinian was brought on in the second half of yesterday’s pre-season friendly against the Serie C side, giving coach Maurizio Sarri something to smile about despite the lethargic performance.


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Romero impressed with his dribbling, speed and finishing, almost scoring a wonderful goal with a venomous shot. Sarri and his assistant Giovanni Martusciello could both be heard happily praising the teenager on the sidelines.

Romero is the smallest of the squad, both physically and in terms of age. The Argentinian teenager has the personality to shine, however, and does not play with much fear despite the stars around him.


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The 16-year-old Argentine midfielder will grow under the protective wing of Sarri, who believes that Romero will be a star and can live up to his potential, even if the nickname of ‘mini Messi’ is a little heavy for the teenager.

It’s still unclear whether Romero will be a regular in the Primavera side or if he’ll feature with the first team next season.