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The Argentine hot-shot is just one step away from joining the Portuguese giants as he will fly to Portugal still this week.

Cerro Porteno prodigy Juan Manuel Iturbe will complete his move to Porto in the coming days, according to a report in A BOLA.

The Argentine youngster, dubbed 'the new Messi' in his homeland, was first linked with a switch to Porto in January, but the Portuguese champions only made the transfer official last month.

Iturbe is expected in Oporto later this week to pen a contract with the Europa League title holders, after which he will join up with the Argentina Under-20 squad for the upcoming World Cup in Colombia.

Porto did not specify the figure involved in Iturbe's deal, only announcing they had secured 60 per cent of the 18-year-old's registration.

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