Chelsea loanee Juan Cuadrado cooled off after a hot start at Juventus this season, but has recently rediscovered a rich vein of form, taking a starring role in Juventus's ascendancy to the top of Serie A and in maintaining their slim Champions League hopes after a 2-2 first leg draw against Bayern Munich.
He's been so good in fact that the official Juventus website named him the club's most valuable player for February.
Prima di #JuveSassuolo momento speciale per il #JMember Stefano che ha premiato @Cuadrado come MVP di febbraio! pic.twitter.com/3aG3eWk6xE— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) March 11, 2016
Cuadrado went on to provide an assist in that match on Friday, putting Juve six points clear at the top of the table, albeit with Napoli still to play this weekend. The Old Lady have won 18 of their last 19 to recover from their Chelsea-esque start to the league season. Molto impressionante.
Despite the personal and team successes, Cuadrado's future remains undecided. It had been assumed since the summer that he would join Juventus permanently at some point this season, but that deal has yet to materialize. One thing seems clear, Cuadrado has no intentions of getting thrown back into the mixer at Chelsea.
"When I got [to Chelsea], the squad was already really tight and solid. I don't think I was given enough opportunity to show what I can do, but that's football. I'm happy to be back being a protagonist with Juventus."
"I'm happy to have come back to Italy. Here, I'm happy, in Serie A I feel like my game is excelling and I really feel at ease. My future is not up to me, we'll see in the summer."
-Juan Cuadrado; source: Evening Standard
He might say his future is not up him, but it's pretty clear what he wants. Conte or no Conte, he seems to have zero desire to return to Chelsea.
"No, I haven't heard from [Conte], but I am happy to be here at Juve and want to win something seeing as we're still in the running for three tournaments. After that we'll see. Juve are like a big family and that is part of our strength."
-Juan Cuadrado; source: Football Italia