This one sounds optimistic to put it mildly. But, overall it’s encouraging news for Chelsea.
The Daily Mail reports that Juan Cuadrado is on his way to Chelsea as the club is about to free up funds from the sale of Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg.
Chelsea agree Andre Schurrle sale to fund Juan Cuadrado transfer… and Colombia star could face Manchester City
We know that Schurrle is a very good player and well liked by the Chelsea faithful. He has done the business at the club, to a degree – but more so last season than this.
But we still think that it’s a clever move by Chelsea and Mourinho to swap Schurrle out for Cuadrado.
The German is a precise, selfless and efficient player who never let’s Chelsea down. But Cuadrado can open up games with his pace and energy. That explosive speed from a standing start, twinned with the crazy work rate, is exactly why Jose has made the move – and Chelsea will be a better squad for it.
We believe that the Colombian is an even better player than Willian. But the addition of the winger means that Mourinho can play all three of Hazard, Willian and Cuadrado behind the striker at times. So it doesn’t necessarily mean that Willian will be dropped.
Whatever formation Jose uses, this will be a top purchase, if it comes off.
Let’s see some Cuadrado magic. Chelsea fans: wise move?