Italian champions Juventus FC have announced that they have completed the signing of Chelsea FC midfielder Juan Cuadrado on a permanent basis for a deal worth of 20 million.
The Colombian midfielder who has spent two years at the club on loan from Chelsea, has now signed a contract of three years that will keep him at the club till June, 2020.
Cuadrado was Chelsea’s first departure in this transfer window, as he could not settle down in Stamford Bridge and a lack of first team football at the club has led him to exit the newly crowned Premier League champions.
The 28 year old has already made over 80 appearances for The Old Lady over the course of his loan spell.
Cuadrado also enjoyed a temporary stay at fellow Serie A club Fiorentina in 2014, initially joined Juve in August of 2015 and then made a return to the club this term. He joined The Blues from Fiorentina but failed to make an impression under then manager, Jose Mourinho. He made just 13 appearances for the club and was then sent on loan to Juve three games into the 2015/16 campaign.
Cuadrado scored three goals in 43 appearances this term as Juventus secured the Serie A title once again, becoming the first club to win six Serie A titles in a row, and have also reached the UEFA Champions League final where they will face the mighty Real Madrid at Cardiff on 3rd June.
He has been a regular member of the first team squad since arriving at the club so it is of no surprise that Juventus offered him a permanent contract and want to keep him at the club.
Juventus published a statement on their official club website that read: “Juventus announces that, following the meeting of the conditions provided by the contract, its obligation to definitively acquire the registration rights of Juan Cuadrado from Chelsea became due.”
The statement also confirmed the price Juventus will pay to Chelsea for the player.
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