Watford sign Roma wonderkid Juan Iturbe on loan with an option to buy

Iturbe will arrive at a Premier League team battling for a place in European football

BY Robbie Dunne 15:12 Saturday 19 December 2015, 15:12 19 Dec 2015

Watford have landed a signing that could see them break into the European places in the Premier League.

It was reported earlier that Juan Iturbe had signed for the club on loan for a fee of €1.5 million with an option to buy for €18 million.

The 22 year old Argentine comes from Roma having played 12 times for the Italian club in Serie A this season. 

Watford have been a surprise package in the Premier League this season and sit in seventh place after sixteen games and just two points away from fifth placed Everton. They are showing no signs of slowing down and Quique Sánchez Flores has been a revelation as their manager this season.

They have Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo up front contributing heavily with 15 goals between them and with Juan Iturbe arriving to possibly play on the right, they will continue to be an attacking force as the season progresses.

Roma are struggling in fifth in Serie A with Rudi Garcia reportedly being given just a few short days to right the ship or pay the price with his job.


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