A record-breaking baby who dreams big. Until yesterday evening few knew Luka Romero, after the match against Real Madrid his name entered right into the history of Spanish football. With the entry on the field arrived at 83 ‘, instead of Idrissu Baba, of the game lost against the blancos, Majorcan talent at 15 years and 219 days became the youngest debutant in La Liga history, breaking a record that lasted from December 31, 1939 (owned by Francisco Bao Rodríguez ‘Sansón’, at 15 years and 255 days). An obligatory and obvious stop, for what they consider a predestined in many ways. Dani Pendín, Mallorca’s deputy coach, who considers him Romero’s heir to David Silva, enthusiastically speaks about Romero, according to the Spanish press, Dani Alves had noticed years ago that, seeing him dribbling on an Ibiza beach, he had reported him to Barcelloma.
HOW TO PUT – Born on November 18, 2004, Romero has always wanted to be a footballer. A family matter, with his father Diego who dressed in the shirts of Quilmes, Atlético Rafaela and clubs in Slovenia, Ecuador and Mexico. Just in the Aztec country, in Durango, he was born and took his first steps, which is why one day he might decide to wear the shirt of the Tri. The conditional is a must because Romero has two other passports, the Spanish one and the Argentine one, for a matter of blood. His dream, to date, is to wear the Albiceleste camisera, like his idol Lionel Messi. Last year he was one of the top players of Alejandro Saggese’s under 15, to the South American in Paraguay (two goals and the final lost on penalties against Brazil), his next step is Pablo Aimar’s under 17.
FUTURE – His name has long been on the notebook of the big names in Europe, from Juventus to Chelsea, from Real Madrid to Barcelona, where he supported and passed an audition at 7 years old, but with which he was never able to play for a problem related to the membership of minors. From the age of 10 he represents Mallorca, which at the moment has no intention of rushing the times. Romero must grow in the Balearics, the big jump is postponed.