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Luka Romero, the “New Messi”, scores his first goal with Mallorca | The State

The Argentine international Luka Romero, born in Durango (Mexico), He has scored his first professional goal at Real Mallorca at 16 years and 11 days and he has celebrated it in a big way, raising his arms to heaven in tribute to Diego Armando Maradona, who passed away last Wednesday.

“Very happy for the first goal with Mallorca and for another victory. This is for you D10SLuka wrote on his Twitter account.

Surrounded by all the Mallorca players, the great hope of the Mallorcan youth squad angrily shouted their goal, which closed the win (4-0) UD Logroñés and that allowed his team to maintain the leadership of the Spanish Second Division.

Luka Romero has just become the second youngest scorer (16 years and 11 days) in the entire history of Spanish professional football. Only José Saéz scored younger (in a Levante-Badalona, ​​also in the Second Division, disputed in 1949. He was 15 years and 337 days)

And it was not just any goal. In all the gestures he made before snagging a powerful left foot stuck to the left post, he showed that he has football in abundance.

He controlled at the entrance of the area a perfect assistance from his partner Save Seville, he swung around quickly to get the best angle of shot and beat the surprised Ukrainian goalkeeper Yaroslav Meikhers.

It was a goal in the purest style of his idol Leo Messi. In fact, due to his precocity and style of play, he is often compared to the “crack” of Barcelona.

Last season he already made history by becoming the youngest footballer to debut in the First Division. He was 15 years and 229 days old when he played a few minutes against him. Real Madrid at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium.

“Luka is a diamond that must be polished little by little,” declared Luis García, Mallorca coach, after the victory against Logroñés.

“He is a very loved player in the dressing room. All the players went to hug him, which shows how much we love him. But you have to make room for him around his age, little by little. Luka is a project for the future, not for today ”, explained García.

The young Mallorcan talent He has already received an offer to play for the Spanish national team, but he turned it down.

From an Argentine family and born in Mexico, Luka has always stated that his dream is to wear the albiceleste shirt. For now, he continues to add minutes in a precocious professional career that has only just begun.

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