Pat Nevin runs the rule on Chelsea signing Juan Cuadrado.
Former Scotland winger Nevin is happy his former side Chelsea secured the signing of Juan Cuadrado, saying his versatility is a big plus.
The Colombian winger completed his move from Fiorentina to west London on transfer deadline day for a reported fee of £23.3m, with Mohammed Salah joining the Serie A club on loan [as part of the deal].
The 26-year-old had a good performance in the World Cup last summer and Chelsea legend Nevin believes Cuadrado has joined the Blues at the right time of his football career.
“There are plenty of reasons to be happy and another is the new signing Juan Cuadrado who has arrived from Fiorentina,” Nevin told Chelsea’s website.
“He had a superb World Cup, particularly with assists for his Colombian national side over in Brazil and this is a dream move for him just as he reaches the peak of his career.”
“His versatility is a big selling point along with his pace," he explained.
“Yes he can play on the wing, or more specifically as an attacking wide midfielder, but a stint at wing-back or even full-back are both well within his scope if needed.
“He is a timely little boost to our Champions League push knowing that he gives a slightly different option to the departing Andre Schurrle and loaned-out Mohamed Salah.”
Cuadrado signed a four-and-a-half year deal with Mourinho’s side, he had an exceptional time with La Viola, scoring 20 goals.