If West Ham United are to compete for big things under Manuel Pellegrini, they need to show intent with their transfer business.
They can’t gamble on has-beens or “experienced” candidates anymore and need to sign quality players who can make a difference under pressure scenarios.
However, it looks like the Hammers are planning on something big this summer. They’ve been scouting top talents in recent months and according to reports late last month (via Calcio Mercato), are chasing Juventus’ Juan Cuadrado. The Colombian’s been deemed surplus to requirement in Italy, but a Premier League return could help him redeem his failed stint years ago.
Much like a former Chelsea team-mate in Mohamed Salah – who initially flopped in the Premier League, only to rule over Serie A and come back to take the Premier League by storm – Cuadrado could script a similar tale. The former Fiorentina ace failed to impress Jose Mourinho years ago as well but excelled at Juventus.
He might’ve been ravaged by injuries this season, but was a firecracker through their right-wing, putting in blazing performances throughout. With experience at the top, he could well be ready to light up the Premier League. Cuadrado’s quite similar to Salah in style, having the pace to whiz past defenders, showcasing skill on the ball and often wandering into promising goal-scoring positions.
While making that big an impact will be a daunting challenge, Cuadrado can definitely spice up the league with his sizzling ability.
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