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Liverpool are set to go head to head with Serie A outfits Inter Milan and Verona in the race to win the coveted signature of FC Porto wide man Juan Iturbe at the end of this season, according to reports on talkSPORT.co.uk.
The former Argentina Under-20 international has only been with the Portuguese champions since Sept 2012, when Iturbe first arrived at the Dragao from Cerro Porteno.
However, the 20-year-old, dubbed the ‘new Lionel Messi’ back in his homeland, was shipped out to Verona on a season-long loan at the start of this campaign, where the highly rated winger has since really caught the eye.
In total so far, Iturbe has managed to find the back of the net on two occasions, as well as contribute one assist to the team cause, in his seven league outings for Verona.
However, with the Portuguese giants demanding a fee of £11.75m to sign Iturbe on a permanent basis come the end of his loan spell next summer, it is thought more likely that the promising youngster will move to either San Siro, or now possibly Anfield after the Reds also expressed an interest in Iturbe.
“Iturbe is a surprise and if he can sustain himself he will become a very important player, emulating the feats of Alexis Sanchez,” said the player’s agent, Claudio Pasqualin.
“It will not be a problem for Verona to find a partner for his signature. I think it might be Inter Milan, but he must first prove himself this season.”