Colombian veteran Juan Cuadrado is close to penning his contract extension with Juventus that’ll keep him at the club until 2023.
Juve’s current off-field priority is sorting out the expiring contracts of five first-teamers, including Cuadrado. Paulo Dybala’s situation has dominated the headlines and remains unresolved, while the futures of Federico Bernardeschi, Mattia De Sciglio and Mattia Perin are also unclear.
However, there appears to be a willingness on behalf of the Bianconeri to extend all five of these players before the summer and Cuadrado could be the first to sign on the dotted line.
Juan Cuadrado is close to extending his Juventus contract
33-year-old Cuadrado has been a great servant to Juventus since he first joined the club on an initial loan deal from Chelsea in 2015. The versatile Colombian has made over 250 appearances for the Bianconeri, notching 78 goal contributions amid five Scudetti triumphs.
After being reinvented as a right-back towards the end of Massimiliano Allegri’s first reign at the club, Cuadrado enjoyed his most productive campaign under Andrea Pirlo in 2020/21. The Colombian registered an impressive 11 Serie A assists as he emerged as a shining light amid a difficult campaign for Juve.
Cuadrado hasn’t quite been as productive or consistent since Allegri’s return, but he remains an invaluable member of the dressing room and he’s showed up in the clutch to save Juve on occasions this season.
As a result, the club hierarchy are happy for the Colombian to extend his stay in Turin and Nicolo Schira reports that he’s set to extend with Juve until 2023 on a €5m salary. An option of extending for another year will also be included.
Paolo Nonmollo (via @BianconeriZone) reported last week that Cuadrado has better contract offers from clubs in Saudi Arabia, but he’s keen to extend his stay with Juventus. Nonmollo, however, was less convinced that a deal was about to be struck.