Former Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado is reportedly wanted by Premier League sides West Ham United and Watford, according to a report published by The Sun. 

The 30-year-old is expected to leave Juventus this summer. He was a bit part player for the Old Lady of Italian football this season and has gone on to make just 14 Serie A appearances so far as his side stormed to their eighth consecutive League title.  During his time with Juve, he has won four League titles and three Coppa Italias.

The report however did add that the Colombian international does not favour a return to England, which will impact West Ham and Watford’s chances of landing him.

Cuadrado previously played for Chelsea between 2015-17. During that time he went on to make just 13 Premier League appearances and never quite established himself at Stamford Bridge, but did help the club to win one Premier League title and one League Cup.

His previous unsuccessful stint in England could hinder him from wanting to join a Premier League outfit like West Ham or Watford.

The last season may not have been the best for the versatile player but he still has a lot to offer the game for another 3-4 years. One of Cuadrado’s major strengths is that he is a very versatile player who can operate as a forward, midfielder or full-back.

He is still good enough to play in any of Europe’s top five leagues. Cuadrado boasts significant international experience as well.

He has been part of the Colombian national team since 2010 and currently boasts eight goals from 78 international appearances. He represented his country during the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.

Both West Ham and Watford could use someone of Cuadrado’s ability, but the South American won’t be short of offers this summer.


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