Serie A giants Juventus have made an offer for Hellas Verona star Juan Iturbe, who has been linked with Liverpool, according to reports from the Italian press.
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Juventus have made a firm offer of €21 million plus striker Fabio Quagliarella for reported Liverpool target Juan Iturbe from Hellas Verona, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport.
The 21 year-old Argentinian spent last season on loan at Hellas in Serie A and was impressive enough for the newly promoted club to activate a clause in the deal allowing them to sign him permanently – although it is largely believed that this is that they could sell him on for a profit.
Iturbe was one of the most impressive young attacking players in Serie A last season and, were Juventus to move for him, it would represent a continuation of their policy of picking up the finest young talents that emerge domestically, something that has already seen them secure a co-ownership deal for Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi.
Liverpool had been linked with a move for Iturbe earlier this summer, but it appears as though their attentions have shifted towards teenager Divock Origi from Ligue 1 side Lille OSC and Benfica’s Serbian winger Lazar Markovic.
Capturing Iturbe would, however, be another step for Juventus on their road back to the higher echelons of European football.