Chelsea transfers: Juan Cuadrado completes ‘dream’ Blues move
Juan Cuadrado joins Chelsea from Fiorentina on a four-and-a-half year contract
Juan Cuadrado says he is delighted to complete a dream move to Chelsea after the Blues confirmed the transfer on Monday evening.
The Colombia international has penned a four-and-a-half year deal after the Premier League leaders reportedly agreed a £23.3m fee with Fiorentina.
Cuadrado, who scored one goal and made four assists during Colombia’s World Cup campaign in the summer, is thrilled to have the backing of manager Jose Mourinho.
Speaking to Chelsea’s website, Cuadrado said: “I am very happy and thankful for this opportunity I’ve been given.
“This is a great club and honestly it is like a dream to join the Chelsea family and to know that the manager believes in me. I’m happy.”
The 26-year-old was reported to have undergone a medical at the club last Friday, but the deal was held up as Chelsea negotiated a fee for Andre Schurrle with Wolfsburg.
The Germany international sealed a return to the Bundesliga on deadline day, paving the way for Cuadrado to finally complete his switch to Stamford Bridge.
The South American scored 20 goals in 85 Serie A appearances for the Florence outfit following his move in 2012.