Wednesday July 16 2014
Official: Roma buy Iturbe

Juan Manuel Iturbe is officially a Roma player after agreeing a €22m move from Hellas Verona.

The Giallorossi released a statement confirming the transfer was worth €22m with performance-based add-ons up to €2.5m.

The player has signed a five-year contract, terminating June 30 2019.

Iturbe underwent part of his medical this evening and will complete the necessary tests tomorrow morning.

The Argentine forward just turned 21 and Verona activated their €15m buy-out clause after he spent last season in Serie A on loan from Porto.

He scored eight goals in 33 games and provided five assists.

Targeted by Juventus, Milan, Atletico Madrid and Benfica, Roma made the decisive push last night.

The €24.5m is considerably less than the €28-30m predicted by many sources, but it's reported a portion will go to his agent, which takes it up to around €30m.

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