Juan Cuadrado is set for a return to the Serie A after 6 months away as the Colombian has failed to establish himself at Chelsea. Cuadrado arrived Turin ahead of a loan move to Juventus which would see him spend the season with the 2015 UEFA Champions league finalists.
Jose Mourinho told reporters that Cuadrado was part of his plans and was going to feature heavily this season for Chelsea as speculation about the former Fiorentina man’s future began three months into his 23 million euro move to Chelsea. Cuadrado joined Chelsea in February and has only managed 15 competitive appearances for Chelsea and it turns out Mourinho was just trying to defuse the situation as Cuadrado failed to take up any major role at Chelsea this season and with the arrival of Pedro and a goal and an assist for the Spaniard within his first 30 minutes as a Chelsea player, Juan Cuadrado was on his way. Juventus were first to the player and are set to return him to familiar surroundings as the Colombian was fantastic in the Serie and Juventus would be hoping he can reproduce those sorts of performances for them. Cuadrado was greeted by fans and club officials at the airport and told reporters he felt very welcomed and was very happy to be at the club.
Cuadrado’s six month spell at Chelsea was genuinely short and uneventful and that is all he might get as Juventus now reserve the first option to buy the player and if things work out, Cuadrado may not be a Blue ever again.