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Watford target Juan Manuel Iturbe says goodbye to Roma fans

Juan Manuel Iturbe has appeared to pave the way for a move to Watford by issuing a goodbye to Roma fans on social media.

The Argentine is one of Watford’s primary January targets and the loan deal to Vicarage Road looks a possibility after the forward posted this on Instagram. However, a reliable club source reaffirmed to us this afternoon there is still a way to go before any arrangement is formalised.

“Whatever decision I take about my future, I wanted to take this opportunity to greet in a affectionate way the City of Rome and all Roma fans. Unfortunately things did not go as hoped, and they are the first to suffer. The disappointments and defeats in life go affeontate with the same dignity ‘successes and victories. The only certainty and ‘the wearing with pride and honor the yellow jersey. I always gave 100 per cent, without exemption ever. For this shirt I suffered, wept and rejoiced.

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“But we must have the courage and humility in life to get up and continue to believe in themselves. Maybe this is just a goodbye. In that case I will return more stronger than ever. I will forever be in the hearts of these colours that I have honored and respected. I thank the club, the coaching staff and especially to Walter [Sabitini, the Roma director of football], who has always supported me in difficult moments. But above all I thank my teammates, and I wish him all the best of success
Forever, Strength Roma.”

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Quique Sanchez spoke exclusively to us on Friday about his admiration for the player.

“He is a very good player,” he said. “He has power, he shoots, he can cover different positions. He is a good player but at the moment he is not a player of Watford so we need to respect Roma and wait a little bit.”