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Juan Cuadrado set for Juventus talks over future

Juan Cuadrado, Juventus, Serie A
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Juan Cuadrado revealed that he plans to hold a meeting with Juventus to discuss his future once the international break has ended.

Cuadrado has starred down the Juventus flanks since joining from Premier League giants Chelsea in 2015. While it was an initial loan deal, the club snapped him up for €20m two years later.

The Colombia international’s time in Turin, however, is coming under increasing doubt. Not only does his current deal expire at the end of the season, but Maurizio Sarri isn’t much of a fan.

The new Juventus manager has, in fact, only given him 19 minutes of football in the club’s first two league games.

Naturally, it’s stirred up rumours that Cuadrado is on his way out due to his limited opportunities.

Speaking after helping Colombia to a 2-2 friendly draw with Brazil, though, Cuadrado told reporters: “I’m very happy and grateful. I have one year left with Juventus.

“As soon as I return we have a meeting to see what happens. I’m in the hands of God to make the best decision.”

The former Fiorentina star faces a real struggle of regular action given the options at Sarri’s disposal.

While Cuadrado’s versatility means he can play as a full-back or winger, it’s not going to be much help for him. Sarri can instead play Danilo and Mattia De Sciglio in the full-back spots. Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi, on the other hand, can operate down the flanks.

So, the Colombian’s uncertain circumstances have led reports to link him with a move to Chinese giants Shanghai Shenhua.

Although Cuadrado still has only more friendly against Venezuela next Wednesday to deal with before he returns to Juventus.

Juan Cuadrado, Juventus, Serie A
PARMA, ITALY – AUGUST 24: Juan Cuadrado of Juventus.