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Irons linked with wonderkid


Filed: Tuesday, 16th February 2010
By: Staff Writer


West Ham United are the latest club to be linked with a move for young Paraguayan striker Juan Dario Iturbe.

The 16-year-old youth international, who can also play on the left side of midfield is widely considered to be one of the hottest talents to emerge from the South American country in recent years and has been linked with a whole host of major European clubs in recent weeks.

Real Madrid, Roma and Manchester United are amongst the continent's biggest clubs to be linked with a move for the 5'7" Cerro Porteno player, whilst Tottenham have also been credited with showing an interest.

Iturbe, who cites Real's Ronaldo as his favourite player, is a fan of Manchester United and admits that it is they who he dreams of playing for one day.

Born in Argentina, he recently made his debut for the Paraguayan national under 20 side having only recently broken through to the Azulgrana first team, where he was handed his debut by former Argentinian international Pedro Troglio.

A work permit is unlikely to be a problem as Iturbe - who Porteno fans refer to as 'our Messi' - qualifies for Spanish citizenship through his family. He is expected to move to Europe later in the year.





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by jack
01:47PM 25th Mar 2010
''ŽWonderkid!Ž Don't mean to be cynical but we said exactly the same about Savio Nsereko. (remember him?) Also, the whole thing about Manchester United, if we do sign him and he is good (two pretty big ifs there) it's not as if weŽll be able to hang on to him. WeŽll have him for a season at most, then heŽll sign for Man U and either a) spend his entire life on the bench OR b) score loads of goals against us like Tevez (remember him?).''

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