Roma sign Argentine midfielder Juan Iturbe for £17.4m

Roma have signed Argentine midfielder Juan Iturbe from Verona for £17.4m.

Iturbe, 21, also linked with Juventus and AC Milan, scored eight goals in 33 games for Verona last season and has been compared to a young Lionel Messi. 

He has signed a five-year deal and the fee could rise by a further £2m depending on performances.

Roma, who will play in the Champions League this season, have already signed former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, Urby Emanuelson  and Seydou Keita.