Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado’s long-anticipated transfer back to Juventus is finally done according to reports in Italian news outlet Calciomercato.
The report claimed that Cuadrado will join the Italian giants on an initial loan deal of €5 million before another €20 million is paid next summer to take him on a permanent basis from Chelsea. However, the player will take some time before landing in Turin as he is currently on international duty in South America for the matches against Venezuela and Brazil. He is expected to arrive in Italy on September 7.
The Colombia international joined Chelsea from Fiorentina in January 2014 but failed to secure a first-team spot as he was used sparingly by Jose Mourinho. The winger then joined Juventus in August last year and scored four goals in 28 league matches to help the club to a Serie A and Coppa Italia double.
He returned to Chelsea during the preseason where Chelsea boss Antonio Conte claimed that the player will be a part of his plans for this season. However, with the passage of time, reports of the winger being unhappy at Stamford Bridge were doing the rounds and he was trying to force his way out of Chelsea despite Conte trying to keep him at the club.