Chelsea agree to £15.75m sale of costly flop, but will they regret it?

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Widely regarded as one of the biggest flops in recent Chelsea history, Juan Cuadrado has found new life on loan at Juventus in Serie A. With Cuadrado flourishing, the two sides have agreed to make the new arrangement permanent.

According to IBTimes, Chelsea have agreed to sell Cuadrado to Juventus for £15.75 million – a full £10 million less than Chelsea paid Fiorentina for his contract just over a year ago.

Cuadrado was signed to replace Andre Schurrle due to the then-absence of Mohamed Salah. But the Colombian winger struggled mightily and failed to record a goal in over a dozen appearances for the Blues.

Chelsea loaned out Cuadrado to Juventus over the summer, and he has since flourished, making 13 appearances, scoring a goal, contributing two assists and receiving two Man of the Match honours in the process.

Meanwhile, Chelsea spent a similar transfer fee for Barcelona winger Pedro over the summer, but have received eerily similar contributions from the veteran forward in the two months since the deal.

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