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Juan Manuel Iturbe is most likely to have a stand-out season and begin to prove what all the fuss has been about over the past couple of years.
Iturbe has experienced a strange career thus far. After breaking through in Paraguayan football, he faced the tough decision as to which nationality he wanted to represent in his career, with Los Guaraníes keen to secure his services, as they played a pivotal role in his footballing education.
After relations soured with the Paraguayan set-up and the player, the 20-year-old opted to pledge his future to the country where he was born, Argentina, although he is yet to represent the Albiceleste at senior level.
With a diminutive frame, Iturbe certainly fits the stereotypical enganche position.
With close control and the confidence to carry the ball over large distances, Iturbe can take the game away from the opposition when at the top of his game.
After struggling to adjust to life in Portugal, Porto decided to loan the player to River Plate, where he played more than 20 matches.
The extra game time prompted the Dragoes to move to the next stage of his development and regular football at a lesser level in Europe.
Hellas Verona is his club for this season and Andre Mandorlini has already found a role for Iturbe, who has played from the right wing, or tucked in behind Luca Toni as a number 10.
A stunning free-kick and a Maradona-esque dribble, before a slashing shot from distance have already made him a favourite with the Mastini faithful.
Iturbe is yet to master the Italian language, I was told, sticking with Spanish speaking Juanito Gomez and Alejandro Gonzalez in training.
But with his short shorts—cut high up in the style that Cristiano Ronaldo tends to fashion during training—and his entire right calf covered in tattoos, Iturbe was impossible to miss at the luxury training complex in Peschiera del Garda.
Quick feet and a explosive burst of speed over 10 yards were on show and evidently a key part to what makes Iturbe such an exciting prospect.
In fact, there are two other young stars who will be worth keeping an eye on at the Gialloblu this year, as Jorginho and Iturbe's countryman Ezequiel Cirigliano are further evidence to the grander ambitions of Verona, who are clearly looking to more than just surviving relegation.
If his start to life in Italian football is anything to go by, Porto will be itching to see Iturbe return to Portugal next year.