If there's one thing Italian football loves more than loan deals with buy-options, it's going bonkers at airports to greet new arrivals. Mohamed Salah received a hero's welcome in Rome a few weeks ago; now it's fellow Chelsea flop Juan Cuadrado's turn to receive adoration normally reserved for the Pope, the Kardashians, and people who are generally better at their jobs than Johnny Squared has been at his recently. (And apparently this wasn't even at the Turin airport, but rather in Milan!)
And yes, that is the official Juventus Twitter account. No point in keeping this one a secret, I suppose.
Anybody speak Italian?
As we heard earlier, Cuadrado's due to take his medical tomorrow, which should promptly be followed some paperwork and an official announcement. Latest rumors claim a season-long loan (with a fee of around €1.5-2m), that may or may not have a buy-option attached to it to the tune of around €25m. Should Juventus exercise that option, we would recoup a good portion of the transfer fee that we spent on the winger from Fiorentina.