Luka Romero underlined his happiness at Lazio and revealed what his two childhood dreams were.
The 17-year-old Argentinian talent joined the Biancocelesti last summer from RCD Mallorca on a free transfer, with the Roman club only having to pay a €200,000 training premium. This was quietly one of the most exciting deals last year as Luka Romero is one of the most talented youngsters in Europe.
Speaking to BeIN Sports (via LazioNews24), Romero first discussed his happiness in Rome and the help he’s been given since arriving.
Lazio are a great club. When I was at Mallorca I didn’t think I could come here, I am very satisfied with this choice. My teammates helped me a lot when I arrived.
I listen to what the more experienced players tell me. They give me a lot of advice and I try to take it into account because that is the most important thing. I’m very happy to be here at Lazio.
I don’t know what the future holds for me. I want to continue on this path, I’m satisfied with everything.
The 17-year-old Argentinian forward then revealed his two childhood dreams and how it felt to achieve both of them.
As a child I had two dreams. The first was to become a professional footballer. The other was to wear the Argentina shirt. Thank God, I managed to achieve them. At the moment I don’t set myself any goals, but I’m moving forward taking one step at a time.
When the first call-up with the Argentinian national team came, I couldn’t believe it. I was with my brother, I thought they’d made a mistake! Then I found out that I had also been called up for the Under-20 squad.
The first time I met Messi I had almost an electric shock. He had come to watch the Under-20 training sessions. And then he trained with us. I can say that this is another wish I got to fulfil.
Romero, who is contracted to Lazio until 2023, has made nine first team appearances since arriving last year, for a total of 93 minutes. In that time, he showed some technical ability and clearly did enough to earn future minutes.
He consistently impresses both Maurizio Sarri and his teammates in training and it’s likely that he’ll receive more first team football next season.