Torino Capture Roma Flops Iturbe And Falque
Muhammad Rameez 4 years ago Wed 04th January 2017 | 08:50 PM
MILAN, Jan 4 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 04th Jan, 2017 ) : Roma forward Juan Iturbe has joined Torino on a six-month loan deal that sees Spaniard Iago Falque remain with the Turin side on a permanent basis, both clubs said on Wednesday.
Paraguay international Iturbe had been tipped for a move to Torino for the past few months after failing to impress at Roma but it was confirmed only after Torino agreed to buy Roma forward Falque, already on loan at the northern club since the summer.
No financial details of the deals were released although reports suggested it would cost Torino 12.5 million Euros to buy Iturbe, 23, outright. A statement by Torino said: "Torino Football Club announces the signing of Juan Iturbe from Roma on a loan deal with the option to buy." Roma said Iturbe would be tied to Torino until "June 30, 2017 with the option to buy the player definitively".
"Roma has also agreed to sell to Torino Iago Falque on a permanent basis," it added. Falque, a former Spain under-21 player who had unsuccessful spells at Premier League clubs Tottenham and Southampton, is reported to have cost Torino six million euros.
Iturbe joined Roma on a five-year deal worth 22m euros in 2014 while the club was under the helm of Frenchman Rudi Garcia but he fell out of favour under current boss Luciano Spalletti. He was sent to Bournemouth on a six-month loan deal in January 2016 but made just two appearances for the Premier League side.
"He's a complete attacking player who is great on the wing as well," said Torino president Urbano Cairo.