Luka Romero has declared that it is a dream come true for him to join AC Milan, and revealed that he spoke to Alessio Romagnoli before joining.
In a statement on their official website, Milan announced the signing of Romero earlier today. The Argentine has signed a deal with the Rossoneri lasting until 30 June 2027, having left Lazio at the end of last month.
Romero came through the youth system of RCD Mallorca in Spain and made the headlines when he became the youngest ever player to debut in LaLiga. A move to Lazio followed in 2021, where he spent two years before departing on a free.
The 18-year-old spoke to Milan TV to share his thoughts on completing the switch to the Rossoneri.
“This club is a dream come true for me. It’s a club with a lot of history, I hope to do well here,” he began.
“San Siro is a very beautiful stadium. I’ve not played here but I’ve always wanted to, I just never came on. It’s a dream to be here.
“The most important thing for a player is to play. I’ve come here to learn a lot from some great players. I’ve come to learn and train with them; I’m sure I’ll develop because of it.
“Now that I’m here, I’m focusing on training hard, with things going well in international football, it’s what will be asked of me.
“It went well at the U20 World Cup. It was just a shame to get knocked out so soon but that’s football and honestly I’m just really happy now.”
Romero revealed that he was able to ask for some advice from someone who knows Milan well, given he was captain for half a decade.
“I spoke with Alessio Romagnoli before joining. He called me and I spoke to him. He told me that it’s a club with a lot of history and that I’ll feel good here.”
The move north will also give the teenager a chance to play in the top European competition, while he spoke a bit more about his preferred role too.
“As a kid you dream about playing in the Champions League, it’s a dream for everyone,” he said.
“I think that my favourite position is behind the striker, where Brahim played last season, but I can play on the left or the right as well. In terms of my role, I always watched Ronaldinho and Kaka, who I liked a lot.”
Finally, he added a bit about what kind of person he is off the pitch, before saying hello to the Milan fans.
“I’m a shy and relaxed guy. I like to be with my family. I don’t do much, I like playing tennis but I’m always at home with my family.”
“Hi, I’m Luka. I want to thank everyone. Sempre Forza Milan.”