Juventus has brought in Chelsea midfielder Juan Cuadrado on a season-long loan deal. The Italian champions confirmed the deal on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Colombian joined Chelsea in the January transfer window after being a star player for Fiorentina in the Serie A. Cuadrado cost Chelsea an initial fee of £23.3 million along with sending Mohamed Salah to Fiorentina on loan.
Cuadrado failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and only featured in 12 league games for Chelsea last season, with only four of them being in the starting lineup. He will now head back to Italy and join Juventus on a season-long loan deal.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta confirmed that Cuadrado will arrive in Turin on Monday.
“It’s true, Cuadrado will arrive on loan and we want to give Max Allegri the best possible players to work with,” Marotta told Sport Mediaset.
Cuadrado enjoyed a lot of success with Fiorentina and got his big breakthrough on the international scene in the 2014 World Cup with Colombia. The Colombians played some of the most entertaining soccer in the tournament before getting knocked out by Brazil in the quarterfinals. Cuadrado has 44 caps for the Colombian national team and has scored five goals for his country.
Juventus has lost some big name players during the summer in Andrea Pirlo who left for New York City FC in the MLS, Carlos Tevez went home to Argentina and Boca Juniors, and Arturo Vidal went to German champions Bayern Munich. Cuadrado will be a welcomed addition, and having spent six years in Italy playing for Udinese, Lecce and Fiorentina, he won’t have any problem settling in.