Jose Mourinho brought in Cuadrado in January, no doubt impressed by the South American’s impressive displays for club and country, but the winger has proven a huge disappointment since moving to Chelsea.
Over the course of 13 Premier League appearances, albeit nine coming from the bench, Cuadrado hasn’t produced a single goal or assist and as such has failed to dislodge Willian from his regular spot on the right-hand side of the Chelsea attack.
The recent arrival of Pedro from Barcelona will only serve to further restrict Cuadrado’s involvement in first-team affairs, and as such a move back to Serie A could help to re-ignite the former Fiorentina star’s career.
Goal.com state that Chelsea paid £23m for Cuadrado and are ready to allow the 27-year-old leave Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have started the season in poor fashion, collecting just one point from their opening two Premier League fixtures, and Jose Mourinho has publicly spoken of his frustrations with seven of his first-team stars (via Sky Sports) and his outlay on Cuadrado is beginning to look like something of an expensive mistake to say the least.