In his years in the training divisions, Luca Martínez Dupuy surprised everyone with his great scoring power. And in his first games in the Primera de Rosario Central, the Mexican striker amazes everyone for the same reason. It is that on Monday night, the attacker scored a goal again, his second as a professional, and is already drawing the attention of Mexico's coaches to be considered in the next international tournaments.
It is not normal for a Mexican to play in Argentina. For example, Martínez Dupuy is only the sixth to do so and the first to score a goal. But now, what is the story of this boy who has a great present and promises an even better future?
The forward with a compound surname was born on January 17, 2001 in San Luis, Potosí, when his father, Nahuel Martínez, was playing there. At the age of four he moved to Argentina along with the rest of his family due to the birth of his sister. The Central shirt he put on for the first time at age 16, when he passed a test and joined the Seventh Scoundrel, where he quickly stood out and became one of the most fearsome forwards in the Academy's youth.
In fact, in 2019 he finished the year as the top scorer in La Quinta, confirming his conditions and his sense of smell, which attracted the attention of Primera's technicians. El Kily González gave him the opportunity to debut on November 2, 2020, in his team's 2-1 victory against Godoy Cruz at the Gigante de Arroyito. And, at this start of the Professional League Cup, he had his debut on the net, taking advantage of a rebound in the small area of Argentinos Juniors.
His father Nahuel, in addition to standing out in San Luis, also wore the colors of Argentinos de Rosario and Sportivo Belgrano de San Francisco in Argentina, and of Toluca, America, Aguascalientes and Tigrillos in Aztec lands. But the kid seems to have qualities to overcome the career of his father. He has even already been called up to play in the sub 20 del Tri. "The best soccer years of my father lived in Mexico and that's why I decided. Jorge Tello (DT) called me and I couldn't believe it. It was an inexplicable sensation", said the striker, who has dual nationality.