Well, we can say this much about Juan Iturbe, when he's involved in a transfer, it moves quick. We all remember how, in the blink of an eye, he was on the precipice of a Juventus move only to end up in the Eternal City a few days later. With word breaking that Manu has accepted a move to Genoa a day after the rumor truly broke, it appears as though Iturbe is on the move yet again.
Football Italia has picked up on a Sky Sports Italia report that indicates Iturbe as accepted a move to Genoa. Not only has he accepted the move, but he may actually suit up for the Grifone on Sunday when they take on his former club Hellas Verona.
As far as the particulars of the deal are concerned, little has changed since we spoke about this yesterday. Genoa will take Iturbe on a €5 million season long loan with an option to make the move permanent next summer for a further €15 million, though we still don't know if that is compulsory or not, to say nothing of the fact that Genoa seldom spends that kind of money.
So, for the time being Iturbe remains Roma property in name only. Time will tell if this move was made with an earnest desire for Iturbe to improve his game, or simply a stop gap move before Genoa or a more moneyed suitor can permanently remove Iturbe from Roma's payroll.
We'll have more on this when it becomes available, but for now it seems like Iturbe is out of Roma's plans for the immediate future.