Schurrle heads out of the Stamford Bridge to make way for the Colombian winger, Juan Cuadrado. His move to Chelsea is subject to a medical examination and if successful he’ll complete his £23.3 million transfer from Fiorentina.
The winger made his debut at Independiente Medellin, the Colombian club, where he spent a uninspiring spell scoring just twice in 30 appearances. He moved to Europe in 2009 where he spent total of 5 years at Italian clubs Udinese and Fiorentina. In his time at Fiorentina, he really made his mark at the big stage. In 85 appearances for Fiorentia he scored 20 goals. His performances for the Italian club didn’t go unnoticed as he caught the eye of Colombia national coach Jose Pekerman. Cuadrado scored the second goal in a 2 – 0 win in his debut for the national side in a friendly against Mexico. He was picked out in the 23 man squad to represent Colombia at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He got on the score sheet in the 4 – 1 win against Japan. His performances in Brazil were commendable, although, the limelight was stolen from him by James Rodriguez.
Cuadrado is a very versatile player and he can play as a winger, midfielder and even a full-back if needed. His main assets are his good dribbling skills, great pace on and off the ball and speedy wing-runs. With Jose Mourinho interested in a player, there is certainly world class quality in the player.