Cuadrado to return as Conte gives him fresh start at Chelsea

Date published: Sunday 17th July 2016 11:50

Juan Cuadrado: Was eager to leave Blues

Juan Cuadrado: Was eager to leave Blues

Antonio Conte has confirmed Juan Cuadradro will return to Chelsea this summer, with the Italian strongly hinting he will be given a key role for the Blues.

Colombian winger Cuadrado joined Chelsea from Fiorentina in February 2015 but made just 13 Premier League appearances before being loaned to Juventus, where he won Serie A last season.

The Italian champions had been hoping to sign the player on a permanent deal but Conte, having hinted he’s set to give him a clean slate at the club, has now confirmed he’s delighted to welcome him back into the fold at Stamford Bridge.

“Juan Cuadrado is a Chelsea player. He will come back very soon. He’s in our squad, I’m very happy to have him and train him,” Conte said.

“I wanted him when I was a coach at Juventus and he will come back very soon and train and play with us. Now, he’s a Chelsea player and he’ll stay with us. If something changes you’ll know.”

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