Chelsea In Talks To Sign £26 Million Colombian Winger: Where Will He Fit In The Side?

Chelsea seem to be making a big move in the January transfer window and are looking at more expressive attackers in their team. The Blues seem to have their eye set on former Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado, the Fiorentina man actually stated that he wasn’t leaving Italy in the last transfer window but with news coming in that Chelsea have bid £26 million for the player, they are testing the waters of Fiorentina’s resistance.

Cuadrado was one of the most impressive players at the World Cup and is considered as one of the best wingers in the Serie A at the moment and with Fiorentina not doing as well as they expected to, it could be time for the player to make a big decision and decide on moving away from La Viola but where would he exactly fit in for the blues?

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Cuadrado primarily plays as a right winger although he has often switched sides to make the best use of his dribbling and pace. He has also played a few games as a right midfielder but it is at the top of the pitch where he is most dangerous.

Chelsea have been blessed with a lot of wingers however only a couple have actually been worth their weight this season. People cannot pass the blame on to Eden Hazard and Willian who both seem to be doing more than enough as they provide Chelsea with the attacking outlets down the wings but the likes of Andre Schurrle and Mohammed Salah have been hugely disappointing for the blues.

There have already been rumours that Schurrle and Salah are on the verge of exits from Chelsea with the funds coming in to provide the financial aid to get Cuadrado from Fiorentina. Cuadrado is a winger first and foremost and he probably would not play anywhere else if he is to sign for Chelsea. The Colombian has provided 4 assist to go with the 4 goals he has scored for the team in 16 games in the Serie A.

If he is signed from Fiorentina he would actually provide another proper attacking outlet which would greatly reduce the workload on Eden Hazard, who is seen as the only threat coming from the wings. The Colombian can provide a spark and be a handful to almost any defence in the world and him signing for Chelsea would almost ensure the Blues do get the title this season.

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