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Juan Iturbe eyes Cerro Porteño return after Pachuca release

Once dubbed the ‘new Lionel Messi’, Juan Manuel Iturbe is now looking for a new club.

The 27-year-old Paraguyan international has been let go by Liga MX side CF Pachuca after just five months.

Pachuca had an option to extend the winger’s contract but didn’t feel his performances justified it.

Iturbe is now hoping to return to Paraguay with former club Cerro Porteño.

During an interview with Tigo Sports during the week, Iturbe made his intentions clear.

“My intention is to be able return to Cerro. Being there, wearing the number 10 shirt, being captain,” Iturbe said.

Six years ago, Iturbe joined Roma from Hellas Verona in a €22 deal.

However, it didn’t work out for the diminutive attacking midfielder and after several loan spells, he headed to Mexico.

A torn cruciate ligament in his knee kept Iturbe out for eight months in 2017 and his performances have declined since.

Iturbe now hopes to go back to where it all began and rekindle his career.

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