Cuadrado opens up on future after failed Arsenal transfer

Date published: Friday 22nd September 2017 8:41 - Matthew Briggs

Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado has been speaking about his future after his proposed summer move to Arsenal never materialised.

Cuadrado was on Arsene Wenger’s shopping list with the Gunners failing with a £17million bid for the former Chelsea winger.

Cuadrado only made his loan deal permanent with the Turin side in May after spending two years on loan with Juve from Chelsea.

Juventus paid £17million for his services – just two-and- a-half-years after Chelsea paid Fiorentina  €31million in February 2015.

Cuadrado says he is content in Serie, despite talk of Wenger returning with a bid for him in January.

“I’ve never really thought of leaving Juventus. I am happy to have stayed here because this club trusts me,” Cuadrado said.

“I am happy with my performances and I am happy with my new team-mates as well.”

Last week talian news outlet TMW claimed that Arsenal will now turn his attentions back to the Colombia international after missing out on top target Thomas Lemar on transfer deadline day.

The 29-year-old is being lined up as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who could leave for nothing next summer, while fellow playmaker Mesut Ozil is also out of contract next summer.

Cuadrado failed to impress during an ill-fated six-month spell at Stamford Bridge in 2016 and he was allowed to go on loan to Juve.

But his resurgence at Italian champions Juventus saw him fall under Wenger’s radar and the wideman has already netted once and grabbed two assists this term in Serie A.

 

 

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