Golazo: Juan Manuel Iturbe vs Brazil, Sudamericano Sub-20

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After he scored this excellent individual goal against Brazil in the 2011 South American Youth Championships on 6 February 2011 the amount of speculation about 17 year old Argentine sensation Juan Manuel Iturbe has balooned with a lot of rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United.

It is an impressive goal and he has played well during the Sudamericano sub-20 championship but the reality is that most Argentines don't know a lot about him. He was born in Argentina to Paraguayan immigrants and began his professional playing career with Cerro Porteño in Paraguay.

In 2010 he was signed by newly promoted Primera División side Quilmes however Cerro Porteño have contested the transfer and because of this his registration has not been passed to the Argentine club. He missed the entire Apertura tournament and there is still some doubt as to whether he will be allowed to play in the forthcoming Clausura tournament.

It was a big surprise when he signed for Quilmes who were expected to be embroiled in a big relegation fight and the problems with his registration must have been a big blow to both the player and his club. After standing out as one of the stars of Argentina's sub-20 team in Peru it would be useful for him to keep the momentum by playing regular club football and his presence in the side could be the boost that Quilmes need to spur them on in their battle to avoid relegation.

Part of the Golazo series.

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