Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has given his thoughts on Chelsea target Juan Cuadrado by describing the Colombia international as a traditional winger and a special talent.
Ahead of Cuadrado’s arrival at Chelsea, Henry said, via the Express: “Cuadrado is a special player. He’s a proper winger.
“You don’t see it anymore, but he gets down the lines and puts in crosses for the striker.
“I’m guessing they’re bringing him to Chelsea to put him in the first-team. He can break in, he’s a special talent.”
Jose Mourinho has been looking to shake up his Chelsea team this month, perhaps as a response to Manchester City’s big-money signing of Wilfried Bony from Swansea.
Mourinho saw his team fall short last term in the title race, but the pursuit of Cuadrado indicates that the Portuguese isn’t about to allow a repeat of that.
It’s been reported by the Express that Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle will make way for the Colombian international at Stamford Bridge, with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg looking to offer the player a way out of Stamford Bridge.
Schurrle has been unable to win a regular place in Mourinho’s team this season and is expected to leave the club before the transfer window closes on Monday evening, the Metro report.
Chelsea drew 1-1 with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, with David Silva equalising soon after Loic Remy’s opener for the hosts. The result sees the five-point gap between the two sides remain. Had Manchester City lost, it’s likely the title race would have been as good as over.