Deal done: Chelsea complete first summer deal, 3-year deal agreed

Chelsea midfielder Juan Cuadrado has seasled a permanent move to Juventus after signing a three-year deal worth £7.3 million with the Italian champions, according to report from Juventus official site.

The Colombian international has spent the last two seasons on loan with the Old Lady and the Serie A giants have confirmed the move on the official website.


The statement read: “Juventus announces that, following the meeting of the conditions provided by the contract, its obligation to definitively acquire the registration rights of Juan Cuadrado from Chelsea became due.”

“The permanent transfer fee of €20 million is to be paid in three annual instalments starting from the 2017/2018 financial year.

“The 28-year-old forward has signed a contract that ties him to the Bianconeri until 30 June 2020.”

The 28-year-old was signed from Fiorentina for £23.3 million during the 2015 winter transfer window by Jose Mourinho following his impressive performances at the 2014 World Cup, but he struggled to
make an impact in the Premier League, making only four league starts.

He returned to Italy spending the 2015/2016 season on loan at Juventus and was expected to feature in Antonio Conte’s plan but the Italian manager sent him back on another season-long loan move to his former club.

Cuadrado has made 83 appearances for Juventus, and scored three goals and provided 10 assists in 43 games for them this season as they won the Serie A title for the sixth consecutive season.

The winger could end this season with a treble having already won the Serie A and the Coppa Italia, and they will face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on June 3.

His departure is no loss for Chelsea who already boast of a formidable  team.