AFC Bournemouth has confirmed the signing of Juan Iturbe from Roma on loan until the end of the 2015/16 season.
The loan deal also includes a clause by which Bournemouth can make the move permanent at the end of the season for an undisclosed fee.
The 22-year old pacey winger is still waiting on confirmation regarding his work permit has decided to join the Premier League minnows after failing to produce his best form with the Giallorossi since joining them in the summer of 2014.
He was highly rated before his move to the Stadio Olimpico, but scored just three goals in 39 Serie A appearances. His only goal in a Roma shirt this season came against Frosinone in September.
The Cherries also confieed that the new signing will not be eligible for the match against Leicester City.
“Iturbe met his new teammates on New Year’s Day and enjoyed his first training session as an AFC Bournemouth player, but will not be eligible for tomorrow’s trip to Leicester City.” read the statement on the club’s official website.
Talking to Cherries Player the Argentina under 20 international said; “It’s a big opportunity for me to come and play in the Premier League. I would like to thank everyone for making this move happen and I’m very pleased to be here.”
“I didn’t know a lot about Bournemouth as a club but the more I read and the more I found out how much they wanted me, it’s an easy decision to go to a place where you feel really wanted. That became the overriding factor.” Itrube added.
Iturbe started his career with Paraguay based outfit Cerro Porteño before moving to Porto at the age of 18 in 2011. He failed to break into the first team and was subsequently loaned out to River Plate and then Verona, who were just promoted to Serie A.
Roma signed Itrube in July 2014, just weeks after signing for Verona, for €22 with an additional €2.5 million added on a performance-based clause.