Done deal: Bournemouth complete signing of Argentine winger
By Tony Hughes
Bournemouth have completed the signing of Argentine star Juan Iturbe on loan from Roma, the club announced on their official Twitter feed.
The 22-year-old joins Eddie Howe’s men for the remainder of the season, with the view to a permanent switch in the summer.
The Premier League club have agreed a deal with the Serie A title that includes a £1million loan fee and an option to buy at the end of the season for a further £11million.
The winger trained with his new team-mates on New Year’s Day but will not be eligible for Saturday’s trip to Leicester.
Roma spent an initial £16million plus add-ons to sign the player in 2014 following an impressive season at Verona.
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Iturbe has failed to recreate that form at the Stadio Olimpico, scoring five times and creating five goals in 55 appearances, with his only goal this season coming against Frosinone in September.
He is known for his speed and fluent running with the ball, as well as his dangerous left-footed set pieces, but has found it harder to impress while playing for Roma.