Scout report: Lanús star Pedro De La Vega

By Peter Coates

“Usually when you’re not training with the first team, the speed is different, but the truth is, he is a kid who was ready for it.” Eventual champions Racing Club may have scrapped to a narrow win in their September 2018 meeting with Lanús, but manager Eduardo Coudet was suitably impressed by a 17-year-old debutant for the opposition.

Everything changed for Pedro De La Vega from that point. Catapulted from Lanús’ youth sides to the first team without so much as an appearance for the reserves, the teenager went from anonymous schoolboy to the talk of Argentina’s sports media overnight.

An ovation from his classmates on Monday morning went viral and interviewers scrambled for opportunities to speak to this shaggy-haired, baby-faced sensation.

For many teenagers, the situation might have been overwhelming, yet Pepo took it in his stride. Further evidence of the grounded individual who had the intelligence and maturity to study at a neighboring school rather than on-site with the academy.

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