Juan Cuadrado’s Juventus contract has automatically been extended by another year after the Colombian made his 40th appearance of the season on Saturday. However, Juve are working on restructuring the veteran’s deal.
Cuadrado has, once again, been one of the Bianconeri’s most consistent performers this season following his stellar campaign under Andrea Pirlo. The versatile 33-year-old registered 11 Serie A assists last season and he has ten goal contributions in all competitions this time around.
The Juve stalwart is one of several players whose contract in Turin expires this summer. The club have already opted against renewing Paulo Dybala, while decisions are yet to be made regarding Federico Bernardeschi, Mattia Perin and Mattia De Sciglio.
Juan Cuadrado’s Juventus contract has been automatically extended by another year
Juventus appeared to have been dithering over the future of Cuadrado, but the Colombian triggered a clause in his current contract that automatically extends his deal by a further year.
The veteran made his 40th appearance of the 2021/22 season away at Cagliari to trigger the one-year extension clause.
However, Juventus are working to re-structure Cuadrado’s deal. The club are keen to lower the wage bill and they’re hoping that the Colombian will accept a new two-year contract with a lower salary.
The 33-year-old reportedly earns €5m-a-year with the Bianconeri.
Retaining Cuadrado is important for Juventus. While the Colombian can occasionally frustrate supporters with his streakiness, questionable decision-making and tendency to go to ground (and stay down for a while), he’s emerged as a crucial member of Max Allegri’s Old Lady. Only Alvaro Morata can match Cuadrado’s 30 Serie A appearances this season.
He’s an incredibly well-respected member of the Juventus dressing room, and while he perhaps shouldn’t be a leading figure in the club’s rebuild, he most certainly still has a role to play.