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The 21-year-old was close to a move to Juventus but a breakdown in negotiations allowed the capital club to sign him on a five-year deal

Roma have announced they have signed Juan Iturbe from Hellas Verona, paying €22 million (£17.4m) to secure the 21-year-old on a five-year deal.

The 21-year-old made a shock move to the Stadio Olimpico after he was close to joining Serie A champions Juventus.

However the player failed to reach a personal agreement with the club and the resignation of coach Antonio Conte saw the move break down completely.

Roma quickly pounced on their rivals' inability to sign the youngster, who scored eight league goals for Hellas last season, and have signed the player on a five-year contract.

"AS Roma announces that it has signed a contract with Hellas Verona for the definitive acquisition of the rights to the player Iturbe for a fee of €22 million," a statement on the club's official website read. 

The capital club also revealed the player will receive "up to a maximum of €2.5m" per year, adding "The player signed a contract of employment of five years, expiring on 30 June 2019."

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