Arsenal are very interested in signing Juan Cuadrado (again) and had a £17.6m bid rejected by Juventus.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly on the hunt to find a replacement for Alexis Sanchez (whom he says he isn’t selling) and Juan Cuadrado seems like a perfect option, despite his failure to make an impact with Chelsea. He is a player Wenger tried to sign before he rocked up at Chelsea, so what’s all the fuss about?
At 29 with plenty of experience, Cuadrado is at the peak of his career, playing his best football. Ever since arriving from Colombia in 2008, the player has has played for a few clubs in Italy. He even had a short stint in Chlesea before he eventually moved on loan to Juventus who made it permanent after three seasons at the club.
Cuadrado participated in 45 games last season, scoring three goals and making 10 assists in all competitions.
Juan Cuadrado is an offensive winger but can be deployed in every role on the right side of the pitch. He has even been used as one of the strikers and in the central midfield.
Dribbling is his strongest trait and he uses it to take advantage of the opposition. Because of his ability to take on his opponents (60.53% success rate), he often gets fouled, on average 2.5 times per-game.
His crossing and ability to make key passes makes him a very good winger who has an eye for distributing balls to dangerous areas. He creates an average of 1.57 chances, 1.37 key passes per-game and maintains an 86% pass accuracy.
He also has a decent long shots and is capable of finishing attacking moves with a goal.
Next, Cuadrado’s weaknesses