Date of birth: 26/05/1997 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Fano (Italy)
Youth career: Fanella, Rimini, Juventus (since 2011)
Senior career: Juventus
Squad number: —
Current national team: Italy U-19
Position: dentral defender, defensive midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 400.000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (2/0), Viareggio Cup 2014 (1/0), UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (2/0), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (6/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: Manuel Montipò
Similar type of player: Mats Hummels
– tackling and intercepting
– aerial duels
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– ball playing centre back/anchorman
– strong, quick, composed and intelligent defender
– accurate and tenacious tackler
– plays the ball out of defence very well
– likes to maraud forward
– often patrticipates in build-up play
– well-fit, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents
– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game
– very good in the air
– very comfortable on the ball, with a willingess to play and receive passes along the ground
– natural leader
He is best suited to playing as:
Central defender in 4-2-3-1.
No senior team appearances yet.
Filippo Romanga joined the Juventus youth academy from Rimini in 2011. He became a star right of its youth teams practically from the start. Currently, he is the captain of the Primavera team. The examples of Alessio Romagnoli and Daniele Rugani show that the Italian teams are not afraid of playing its youth defenders, so we cannot rule out that Filippo will get his chance in the Serie A sooner rather than later. A more likely scenario, however, is a loan to a lesser club, as competition at Juventus is too big.
“During Juve’s run to the semi-finals of the Europa League in 2013/14, Antonio Conte called the defender into his squad, and Massimiliano Allegri continued that this past season. On four separate occasions—the league fixtures with Cagliari and Lazio, the Italian Super Cup vs. Napoli and the Coppa Italia clash with Hellas Verona—Romagna found himself on the bench for the first team.
Now captain of the Juventus Primavera—where former Italy star Fabio Grosso is the current coach—the 18-year-old Romagna is clearly aware of his role. He told the club’s official website earlier this year how much of an honor it was to be named captain, but stressed the importance of continuing to develop.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.