In an attempt to sign a new winger, Arsenal are reportedly considering a fresh pursuit of Juan Cuadrado this summer
According to a report by TransferMarketWeb, Juan Cuadrado could move back to the Premier League after two seasons with Juventus, with Arsenal keen on a deal. The road to signing Cuadrado will not be easy though.
Leonardo Spinazzola is expected to make his loan spell at Atalanta permanent, which could make Massimiliano Allegri reluctant to sell the former Chelsea man. However, Arsenal do have quite an amount of funds at their disposal, and could look to tempt Juventus into caving in.
Juan Cuadrado joined Juventus from Chelsea last summer on a temporary deal to follow another season-long loan spell in Turin in the previous season, seeking regular game time.
His quest for more playing minutes was fulfilled as he appeared in 30 of the club’s 38 Serie A games, chipping in with two goals and six assists. Allegri was then quick to snap up the Colombian in a permanent deal this summer, but it seems like he could move again.
Despite signing permanently for Juventus only a few months back, the 29-year-old could make a return to the Premier League once more. Arsene Wenger has been seeking quality reinforcements for the Gunners, especially in the front line.
Cuadrado’s ample experience of playing as a wing-back can benefit Wenger’s style of play as he can also be an option for the same at the Emirates. Additionally, with all the speculation regarding Alexis Sanchez’s exit, he could also act as a worthy replacement, although Wenger has made it clear that the Chilean is not leaving.
That will further catapult Cuadrado into playing a more important role for the North London club at a rather crucial time. However, it will be interesting to see if Cuadrado is willing to forego Champions League football to join Arsenal.
Additionally, Arsenal and his former club Chelsea have been bitter local rivals for years now – a factor that could also prevent him from making the switch. With that being said, playing in the Premier League could do wonders for Cuadrado’s career. At 29 though, the Colombian is unlikely to be a long-term option for Arsenal.