Out of favour Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado, looks set to be handed a way out of Chelsea after a disappointing tenure at the Bridge. Serie A defending champions, Juventus have reportedly agreed a fee for the 27 year old Colombian with Chelsea. It is understood that a fee of £18 million pounds was agreed between the two clubs despite Chelsea’s demands for £21 million. A medical will reportedly take place on Tuesday next week.
The Blues will be taking a loss of £5 million pound over the sale of Cuadrado, having signed him for £23.5 million. Undoubtedly the arrival of Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona is expected to enhance Cuadrado’s departure from the club, with the Colombian unlikely to get playing time with the number of players ahead of him in pecking order.
Juventus are believed to be extremely keen on strengthening their attacking options for the season. The Italian giants are reportedly looking to re-construct their attack to favour a more direct and speedy style of play with the amount of youngsters present in the team and will be hoping the Colombian can replicate his impressive form while at Fiorentina in Juventus.
The 27 year old was an integral part of the Fiorentina team that came 4th in the 2013/2014 season and recorded the highest number of assists for Colombia at the 2014 world cup. It remains baffling as to why the 27 year old never got off the mark for Chelsea, some might say Chelsea never gave Cuadrado time to settle but either way, the Colombian will be counted among the list of players that flopped at Chelsea.