Liverpool transfers: ‘Juan Iturbe in no rush to leave Verona’

Liverpool transfers: Verona are under no pressure to sell Juan Iturbe, insists winger's agent

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Juan Iturbe is in no rush to leave Verona despite interest from the Premier League, according to the forward’s agent.

The Argentina Under-20 international completed a permanent move to Verona after spending the season on loan from Porto, scoring eight goals and making four assists in 33 appearances.

They have the best young prospect in the world. Why should they accept an offer from another club that does not suit them?

Gustavo Mascardi

Unsurprisingly Iturbe’s form has attracted interest from the English top-flight, with Liverpool and Chelsea reportedly monitoring the Verona winger.

But the 21-year-old AC Milan target’s agent Gustavo Mascardi can understand why Verona are keen to hold onto his client if a suitable offer isn’t made this summer.

“If no-one makes the offer that Sogliano wants, what is the problem?” Mascardi is quoted as saying in Corriere dello Sport.

“They have the best young prospect in the world. Why should they accept an offer from another club that does not suit them?

“I think that when you have a champion, you can sell them as you wish. Sogliano is very good and would not say never.

“We are not rushed, whilst as the Verona ds said, we will talk at the end of the World Cup. I am now in Spain for other business.

“Up to this moment Iturbe has been signed by Verona for €15m.

“Sabatini? He is a friend, in the last few days we have not spoken. I do not think that next week is crucial, also in the sense that every week can be decisive.”

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