It is safe to say that the Juventus star Juan Cuadrado had a rather disappointing six months at Chelsea, struggling to compete against the likes of Willian and Hazard. But if reports from the media are to believed, the Colombian winger might just get a second crack at the Premier League with the Blues’ London rivals, Arsenal.
According to a report from the Sun, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen on bringing the pacey wide man to the Emirates. The report from the Sun further states that the Frenchman has already seen a £17.6 million bid rejected for the player, with Juventus holding out for a transfer fee in the region of £30 million.
It is understood that Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is willing to listen to offers for Cuadrado, but will only sell at the ‘right price’. But perhaps the most alarming part of the story is that it claims that Wenger is scouting the 29-year-old winger as a direct replacement for the Gunners’ talisman, Alexis Sanchez.
Now while the player has got his career back on track since his move to Turin, it is safe to say that he is nowhere close to the quality of the Chilean. During his first stint in England, he lacked consistency and looked very feeble on the ball and hardly got any further opportunities before being shipped out to Italy. So how is it going to be any different the second time?
Well, coming from the Sun, the story has to be taken with a pinch of salt. In all honesty, Cuadrado would not even fit the role of a squad player at Arsenal, never mind taking over from Alexis Sanchez. What is worrying to see is the quality of the players we are being linked with is reducing with each name. From Mbappe, to Lacazette, to Cuadrado. At this rate, I would not be surprised if we are linked with Joe Allen!