Juan Cuadrado may have passed on wearing #74 on the back of his Chelsea shirt (for whatever reason), but it looks like a Chelsea player will wear the number anyway for the rest of the season. With one big caveat: he won't exactly be playing for Chelsea. He will be playing for Cuadrado's old club Fiorentina instead! How very mirror image-y.
Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah will wear the No.74 shirt during his loan spell at Fiorentina.
While Cuadrado was supposedly wanting to wear it as the two digits added up to 11 (his favorite number), Salah's intentions are a bit more grandiose. He will wear it in tribute to the victims of the biggest disaster in Egyptian football history. On February 1, 2012, 74 people died in a violent clash between supporters of El Masry and El Ahly at Port Said stadium.
A nice move from young Mo Salah. Hopefully his game develops on the pitch just as nicely as well.