General director confirms club want to strike permanent deal
Juventus have confirmed they want to sign Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado on a permanent deal after he’s impressed for them during a season-long loan.
The Colombian is halfway through his loan deal, but the club’s general director Giuseppe Marotta has already admitted they want to try and make the deal a permanent one.
Cuadrado joined Chelsea from Serie A side Fiorentina, but after failing to get regular first-team football at Stamford Bridge, he departed the club soon after.
The 27-year-old has re-found his old form back in Italy, and Marotta has already confirmed they want to try and do a permanent deal with the Premier League side.
Juve Want Permanent Deal“He is on loan but for the squad and his tactical flexibility we really need him,” Marotta told Rai Sport.
“He plays in a different way compared to all our other midfielders.
“Cuadrado could help us a lot and we are happy about his performances.
“We will try to hold on to him for the next campaign.”
Cuadrado Eyeing Stay
Cuadrado has also admitted that he would like to stay in Turin for the foreseeable future, all-but ending his Chelsea career.
“The idea of coming back to Italy attracted me a lot. I know the football here, I know the language and the people, and the truth is it feels like my second home,” he told UEFA.com.
“So when I had to decide about whether to take this chance or not, I talked to my agent every day about my return and now I am very happy to be here at Juventus.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt