Iturbe interesting Malaga

Roma striker Juan Iturbe could be leaving the club to join Malaga on loan, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Paraguayan international joined the Giallorossi for a reported €22m in May 2014 after an impressive spell on loan at Hellas Verona from parent club Porto, but the 23-year-old has failed to rediscover his form in the Italian capital and would reportedly welcome a move to La Liga to get his career back on track.

Although Roma are hopeful of finding a buyer for Iturbe, they would need to take a huge loss on the player and are ready to loan him out.

Despite Malaga’s interest, a stumbling block to any arrangement would be that the La Liga outfit would have to pay all of his wages.

In the meantime, Los Blanquiazules are also running the rule over Iturbe’s teammate, full-back Vasilis Torosidis.

The Greek international has fallen out of favour with boss Luciano Spalletti and Roma would look favourably on his exit, despite the 31-year-old still having 12 months remaining on his contract.

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