Cape Town - Juan
Cuadrado has officially brought his Chelsea career to an end after
Juventus announced they had signed the winger on a permanent basis.
The Colombia international initially joined Juve on a season-long
loan deal in 2015 before they extended his stay the following year with
an option to buy.
And after helping the Bianconeri to their fifth and sixth straight
Serie A titles over the past two campaigns, Cuadrado has been rewarded
with a long-term contract at the Juventus Stadium until 2020.
The 28-year-old failed to make an impression on then-Blues boss Jose
Mourinho after his arrival from Fiorentina during the 2014 January
Cuadrado made 12 Premier League appearances in the second-half of
their title-winning season, but returned to Italy six months later with
Massimiliano Allegri's side.
The Turin giants confirmed the transfer on Monday in a statement
which read: "Juventus announce that, after pre-contract terms were met,
they have taken up the option to sign Juan Guillermo Cuadrado Bello from
"The fee in line with the agreement is €20 million payable in three
installments from the coming 2017-18 season. Juventus and the player
have in turn signed a contract until June 2020."
Cuadrado won his second domestic double with Juve at the weekend,
having scored eight goals in 83 appearances during his loan spell.