In what seems like a twist of turn in a perceived done deal for the permanent move of Juan Cuadrado to Juventus by Summer, latest reports have emerged that the 27 year-old winger could return to the Stamford Bridge once his loan deal expires at the end of the season. This is coming as the Serie A side are stalling regarding sealing a permanent deal for the services of the Colombia international.
Although Juventus could eventually be paying around €22 million if they are to sign the player at the end of the season, but the fact that there isn’t a buyout clause in the original contract agreed upon during the Summer window transfer presents the possibility of the player eventually leaving.
Cuadrado has become a constant feature in Massimo Allegri’s starting lineup since his arrival, and it is believed that the club most likely wants to hold on to him. But they are cautious as to agreeing to a permanent move in advance as they would rather wait to see how important he would grow to become in the team before a final decision is made concerning his future. According to Juventus Sporting Director, Cuadrado has expressed he would love to remain with the Old Lady having gotten his game back on after a poor outing with Chelsea in the EPL.
The London club bought the winger from Fiorentina for €30 million during the Winter transfer market in January. His arrival also saw Mohammed Salah proceed to the Serie A club on a loan, but both players had opposite fortunes. While Salah went ahead to become an integral part of Fiorentina, Cuadrado became a flop at Chelsea, earning him a loan move away at the beginning of the season. 4 assists and 1 goal in 10 League appearances has helped him settle once again in the Serie A, and it remains uncertain as to where his future lies with the latest development.