Roma sign Argentine midfielder Juan Iturbe for £17.4m

Iturbe scored eight goals in 33 games for Verona in Serie A last season

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.

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