Monday 1 May 2017

Cuadrado close to Juve switch

Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado looks set to join Juventus
Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado looks set to join Juventus

Juventus appear to be moving closer to the expected signing of Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado after releasing pictures of the winger being welcomed in Italy.

Juve chief executive Giuseppe Marotta was quoted over the weekend saying the Champions League finalists were hopeful of landing the Colombia international on loan.

The Turin club have now further declared their interest by releasing a brief clip of the 27-year-old apparently being mobbed by fans on arrival at Malpensa Airport in northern Italy.

An accompanying tweet translated as: "Has come! He quickly found an extraordinary welcome ! #WelcomeCuadrado."

Cuadrado, one of Colombia's star players at last year's World Cup, has failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since moving from Fiorentina for an initial £23.3million in February.

He signed a four-and-a-half year contract at Chelsea but it seems the club are already willing to allow him to play elsewhere.

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