The Argentine midfielder was purchased by Barcelona from lower division side Ferro Carril Oeste for a reported 2.5 million dollars.
Who is Lucas Roman? And why did Barcelona spend a bargain basement transfer fee on a talent from Argentina who plays in the lower leagues? The truth is that young Roman dominated Ferro at his young age and has already played for Argentina’s under-20 team.
Roman leaves Argentina with 3 goals in 27 league games, yes, for a team playing in Argentina’s second division, many pundits in Argentina have stated that Roman is a player who somehow fell through the cracks of the scouting nets of the top teams of Argentine football.
Born in Buenos Aires, ‘Pocho’ as he is known can play on the right or central midfield and has excellent technical ability as well as fluid passing. The 18-year-old will not suit up for the first team, but will rather play for Barça B to get used to European football.
Lucas Roman has €400m release clause at Barcelona
According to RMC Sport, the 18–year-old Argentine “jewel” has a €400m release clause in his contract which will run until 2026. Roman has great dribbling abilities and pace, something that was highlighted given the raspy nature of the Argentine second division where teams kick more than pass.
Roman is left footed despite playing on the right and has great ability to cut inside, he has been praised for his high competitive mentality and professionalism for such an early age. Roman turned pro in 2021.