Juventus have confirmed the signing of Juan Cuadrado on a €5m loan deal with an obligation to buy for €20m.
The Colombian winger is thought to have actively pushed for a return to Turin, telling Chelsea boss Antonio Conte that he had no wish to remain in London and that he wanted no team but Juventus.
Juve have confirmed the transfer via a statement on the clubs official website:
“Juventus Football Club can today confirm that an agreement has been reached with Chelsea for the loan of Juan Guillermo Cuadrado Bello until 30 June 2019, for an annual consideration of €5 million.
“Juventus has the right to acquire the player on a permanent basis, or will be obliged to upon the achievement of agreed team results during the loan period, for a fee of €25 million, payable in three financial years, minus the loan fees already paid.
“Should Juventus achieve certain sporting results during the player’s contract of employment, the club will owe Chelsea an additional €4 million in contingent payments.”
Cuadrado played an instrumental part in Juve’s 2015/16 campaign, scoring the winning goal against Torino in last year’s Derby Della Mole. The Bianconeri went on an unbeaten run following that match, a run that ultimately saw them crowned Serie A champions.
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