It is no secret to anyone that Juan Guillermo Cuadrado is one of the leading Colombians, not only in Italy, but in the world. His extensive career with the Colombian National Team, and in Series A, has been supremely fundamental for the development and growth of the team from Necoclí, Antioquia. For many years he has been one of the key pieces for Massimiliano Allegri in the Juventus eleventh, so much so that he is one of the captains.
During the preseason, Juventus faced Barcelona in a match in which they equaled two goals. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado sinned in defense, but as usual, he shows a different facet when he has to attack and overwhelm. The man from Antioquia was fundamental with his advances on the right and left flanks where Massimiliano Allegri put him. He assisted Moise Kean’s first goal with a great low cross.
Without a doubt, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado is a fundamental piece in Europe, and he is a wish for any team. His great dribbling and overflowing ability, added to his speed, make the Colombian a player of great importance in the old continent. After that match between Juventus and Barcelona in the United States, Xavi Hernández entered the press conference and singled out Cuadrado.
‘I wanted to sign Cuadrado for Al Sadd. We don’t have any Colombian in mind’, Xavi Hernández stated that there was interest when he was in Qatar, now in Barcelona there isn’t. However, the coffee grower was clear, he did not think about leaving when he is a reference for Juventus and when he is in optimal conditions to continue in the elite.
In addition, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado did not want to follow in the footsteps of James Rodríguez who signed with Al-Rayyan and has wanted to come out in every transfer window. Now it was David Ospina who preferred the money in Saudi Arabia to the glory in Napoli.
Not only did Xavi highlight the importance of Cuadrado, but Rivaldo praised him, ‘I think that Cuadrado will continue to be an important part of the Italian team as he has been for all these years because he is a great player, and after the signing of these two great players the Juventus team has many chances to become champion of Italy again’.