The name Juan Cuadrado may not have been often celebrated amongst the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern during his six-month stint at Stamford Bridge, though that could well change soon.
While the Colombian struggled to convince under Jose Mourinho, he’s a major part of Juventus’ dominant side these days and reports from the Daily Mail suggest he could actually end up helping the Blues’ cause after all.
They claim the Serie A giants could be forced to shell out big money for incentive based add-ons as a result of their success with the former Fiorentina man in the team.
I Bianconeri are understood to be paying £4m a season for the three-year loan they signed him on last summer, though the fact they are on course to once again win the league and their recent progression into the Champions League final will reportedly see them pay even more.
It’s believed those events will trigger further payments, with Juve having to pay an apparent £8.4m to make the deal permanent. With Antonio Conte undoubtedly planning for his own targets, that kind of money will be helpful when raising funds.