Why Beltran chooses Fiorentina over Roma and Real Madrid

Lucas Beltran, a 22-year-old forward, chose to join Fiorentina over Roma and Real Madrid last summer in a €12.6 million deal.

Beltran Chooses Fiorentina Over Roma And Real Madrid
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Lucas Beltran elaborated on his preference for Fiorentina over Roma and Real Madrid, as well as his decision to represent Argentina instead of Italy.

The 22-year-old forward made the transition to Viola from River Plate last summer in a transfer valued at approximately €12.6 million, committing to a five-year deal. Demonstrating promise during his initial six months in Italy, he registered eight goals across 32 appearances.

Beltran had the opportunity to feature for both the Argentina and Italy national teams, ultimately opting for the former. While he has yet to debut for the senior squad, anticipation surrounds his imminent inclusion in the team in the forthcoming months.

In an interview with Eurosport, Beltran discussed his preference for Argentina over Italy, acknowledging simultaneous invitations from Scaloni and Mancini.

He reflected on his decision to join Fiorentina last summer over Roma or Real Madrid, citing a heartfelt connection to Florence. Beltran expressed his admiration for the club’s keen interest in him and his fondness for the city’s ambiance and facilities.

Regarding Fiorentina’s ambitions this season, Beltran emphasized the importance of remaining grounded, working diligently, and striving for an improved league position compared to the previous year. The objective, he affirmed, includes securing a spot in the Europa League.

Lucas Beltrán

Lucas Beltrán

Forwarder, Midfielder


Age: 23

176 cm

75 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 4 -1 Missed
Minutes 237 59.3 Avg
Goals 0 0.0 Avg
Assist 0 0.0 Avg
Attempt 4 1.0 Avg
Passes 45 11.368.5% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 22 times for 1262 minutes for Serie A.

Lucas Beltrán scored 6 goals for Fiorentina. He procured one assist. He received 4 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 8th in Serie A. In the last match Fiorentina drew 1-1 against Empoli. The next match in Serie A will be against Lazio.

Fiorentina performance and stats


Manager: Andrade Davis Nicolas
Rank 9th
Win 13
Draw 8
Loss 11
Goals 45-36
Diff 9
Rank 1st
Win 3
Draw 3
Loss 0
Goals 14-6
Diff 8

Fiorentina is currently 8th in the Serie A with 38 points.

In the last 25 games, it has won 11 times, drawn 5 times, and lost 9 times. In its last match, Fiorentina drawn 1-1 against Empoli.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 37 goals and conceding 29.​

Fiorentina will play the next match in Serie A against Lazio on Monday 26th of February in Firenze. The prediction is Fiorentina winning the match.​