“Here we go!”, these three words can send any football fan into a frenzy. The sentence is associated with the 30-year-old Italian football journalist, Fabrizio Romano, widely regarded as one of the most reliable reporters when it comes to football transfers.
Fabrizio Romano isn’t sleeping much
During an interview recently, Fabrizio Romano reported that he doesn’t get to sleep much as he is insanely obsessed not just with new information about transfers but also about “details” of the game.
He didn’t get into the specific details of his sleep schedule, but we can confirm it’s somewhere between 3-4 hours, especially during the transfer season. He also said in that same interview that he can’t sleep more than 3 to 4 hours as his mind is always processing information.
In an “inception” turn of events, he claimed that he saw a vision of a “blonde” player who signed for Chelsea, referring to Cole Palmer’s move to Chelsea from Manchester City.
Fabrizio Romano once shared uploaded a screenshot of his daily screen time, revealing a time of 17 hours and 37 minutes. This perfectly shows his dedication level and validates why he is one of the most popular journalists of our time.
How does Fabrizio get his information?
Fabrizio Romano has earned a strong reputation in the world of football journalism thanks to his meticulous approach to gathering and sharing transfer news.
He has built a network of sources within major football clubs and players as well, and what sets him apart is his commitment to accuracy over being the first to break a story. He meticulously cross-checks information from his sources, ensuring a high level of confidence before making it public.
Another key aspect of his credibility is his neutrality. Unlike some journalists who might blindly publish information from a single source or serve as a mouthpiece for clubs or agents, Romano maintains his independence.
He doesn’t readily publish information pushed by clubs for their own messaging purposes or by agents looking to secure better deals for their players. This neutrality makes him a trusted source, providing untainted and reliable information to fans, clubs, and agents alike.
Some sections of the fan base call his strategy “slow journalism” as he takes time before making a statement about a transfer, giving authenticity as discussed earlier.
In Football Twitter terminology, we may call it, “tap in merchant”.