While Juventus have been rocked by the news of Antonio Conte’s resignation, Roma looked to have usurped their rivals to the signing of Argentine, Juan Manuel Iturbe. As confusion reigns in Turin, Roma upped their bid to close to €30 million and look to seal the deal quickly.
Just days ago, Iturbe’s deal to Serie A Champions, Juventus looked done and the mere formality of presenting the player was left.
However, with Juventus not willing to splash the cash in quite the same way they were a couple of seasons ago and perhaps needing to sell either Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba, Antonio Conte walked away from his job as manager.
Criptically, Conte’s statement read, “I have matured with time and my feelings led me to make this choice. It may be more difficult to keep winning with Juventus.”
With the transfer for Iturbe stalled, Roma have been quick to pounce and with an offer in the region of €30 million, which is the amount Hellas Verona were looking for. The 21-year-old winger could sign with Roma very shortly but I maintain that after a relatively short spell in Italy it is a grossly inflated price for such an untested talent.