Cuadrado thriving at Juventus to compound Mourinho’s creative misery

Having made just four Premier League starts after joining Chelsea from Fiorentina for £26.8 million in January, Juan Cuadrado was so desperate to leave Stamford Bridge this summer that he expressed gratitude to a supreme being when the chance to swap west London for Turin presented itself at the end of the transfer window.

“The truth is, I don’t know [what went wrong],” the flying winger said of his ill-fated seven months in the Premier League. “I was always professional, and I always trained very well. I didn’t play as much as I wanted, but I was always ready. I thank God, my agent and Juventus for this opportunity. It’s a new challenge for me.”

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).