Bournemouth have pulled off a transfer coup by confirming that Argentine attacker Juan Iturbe will join the club on loan from Roma until the end of the season, published on the side’s official website.
The newly promoted side are nettling to stay in the top flight but have been robbed off their main attacking weapon after a serious injury to Callum Wilson.
Despite this the Cherries have been holding their own, with Eddie Howe’s men keen to reinforce in January to secure a place in the Premier League for next season.
Iturbe has been called the new Messi in some corners due to a similar playing style to the Barcelona star, but has failed to live up to his billing in the Italian capital since moving to Roma from Hellas Verona.
The Vitality Stadium faithful will await the Argentine’s introduction with baited breath, with only a work permit and FA clearance standing in the way of the spectacular signing.