Chelsea Football Club have signed Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina @ £27million from Fiorentina on a four-and-a-half your contract. The blues allowed world cup champion Andre Schurrle to join Wolfsburg who is replaced by Cuadrado at the Stamford Bridge. He will cost the CFC an initial £23.3million with bonuses taking the overall value of the transfer to £26.8million.
Juan Cuadrado Joins Chelsea From Fiorentina
The 26 year old footballer has joined the Premier league leaders after selling Andre Schurrle. His arrival on a four-and-a-half year contract was confirmed as the clock ticked towards Monday’s 11pm transfer deadline, with Mohamed Salah going the other way on a six month loan as part of the deal. Yet the signing was effectively financed by £24sale of Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg after 18 months at Stamford Bridge. At his last club Fiorentina, Juan Cuadrado scored 20 goals in 85 appearances.
On Chelsea TV Juan Cuadrado said “First of all I am very happy and thankful for this opportunity I’ve been given. This is a great club and, honestly, it is like a dream to join the Chelsea family and to know that the manager believes in me. The best part of this dream is knowing I am going to be part of such a big club. That is a huge motivation to perform well. I am a quick and positive player and I hope to show that out on the field and help all y team-mates.”
The player got attractions in 2014 FIFA World Cup. The player had excellent tournament with his team-mate James Rodriguez who helped Colombia to reach the quarter finals. Against, Japan, Juan scored the opening goal of the game that went to 4-1 victory for Colombia. Had provided 4 assists in 2014 World Cup, tying with Toni Kroos as the most assist provider in the competition.
His final message to fans was “Best wishes to all of the Chelsea fans, I hope to perform in the best possible way. I hope we can achieve a lot of things together.”
Club manager Jose Mourinho would have been content to have emerged from the window with no major alterations to his first team squad but quickly earmarked Cuadrado as a recruit once it became clear Schurrle and Salah were unsettled on the periphery of the senior team.
Hello from “The Bridge” pic.twitter.com/h1VZfvAGXs
— Juan Cuadrado (@Cuadrado) January 31, 2015
The winter transfer window is now closed that means no club can sign any player till next transfer window.