Chelsea legend questions ‘odd’ decision to sign Juan Cuadrado
Chelsea legend Pat Nevin says Juan Cuadrado has been a disappointing signing for the Blues
Pat Nevin has spoken of his surprise that Jose Mourinho opted to sell Andre Schurrle to fund a move for Juan Cuadrado in the January transfer window.
The Colombia international signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Premier League leaders after Chelsea agreed a £26.8m transfer fee with Serie A side Fiorentina.
Cuadrado has made just a handful of appearances for the west London side since his big-money move, whilst Scurrle has scored one goal and made two assists in 10 Bundesliga games.
Speaking to Irish radio station Newstalk, Nevin hinted that the Chelsea manager may have made a rare poor decision in the transfer market after Cuadrado’s underwhelming start.
“Cuadrado has come in and done anything near what they’d hope he do,” Nevin told Newstalk.
“It is an odd one. You got rid of Schurrle who was very useful to come in now and again. Cuadrado comes in and does nothing.
“So that doesn’t look like the best decision ever.”
Cuadrado has made six Premier League appearances following his big-money move from Fiorentina earlier this year.
The Colombia forward has racked up just 187 minutes of top-flight action for Jose Mourinho’s side so far.
Chelsea are set to face in-form Arsenal at The Emirates in the Premier League on Sunday.