Juan Iturbe: Bournemouth sign Roma forward on loan until May

Juan Iturbe and Lionel Messi
Juan Iturbe (right) has been compared to Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (left)

Bournemouth have signed forward Juan Iturbe on loan from Roma for the rest of the season.

The Cherries will have the option to sign the 22-year-old Argentine on a permanent deal in the summer.

The winger trained with Bournemouth on Friday but will not be available for Saturday's game against Leicester as he is awaiting a European work permit.

Iturbe joined Roma on a five-year contract from Italian rivals Verona in July 2014 for £17.4m.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth have confirmed Christian Atsu's loan deal has been cut short. The attacking midfielder only featured in two league cup games and the Cherries say he was "recalled" by Chelsea.