Roma forward Juan Iturbe 'back to stay' after Bournemouth loan spell
Juan Iturbe is fully focused on his current club Roma after spending last season out on loan in the Premier League.
Iturbe, 23, joined the Giallorossi for €22 million in 2014 but failed to impress at the club, eventually departing on loan to Bournemouth during the second half of last season.
However, the winger’s loan at the Cherries has since ended after the club declined to take up the option to make the move permanent and he’s arrived back in the Italian capital looking forward to the season ahead.
“Sometimes it’s nice to go away and come back with your head right,” Iturbe said. “I had a good experience in England, but I’m back to stay and I want to get to know my new teammates.”
Since Iturbe left for Bournemouth, parent club Roma sacked manager Rudi Garcia and replaced him with Luciano Spalletti.
The Paraguay international is yet to speak to his new boss about his future, but he wants to “set things straight.”
“Have I talked with Spalletti? Not yet,” Iturbe said. “Let’s see when we can talk and set things straight.
“I really want to get to know him, when I was away I followed things and he’s proven himself to be a great coach. He took over a Roma which wasn’t playing well and proved his worth.”
Roma’s first scheduled preseason friendly is against Liverpool on Aug. 2.
The original version of this story which was published by ESPN can be viewed here.
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