If the recent Arsenal transfer rumours are not way off the mark then Arsene Wenger has identified the Juventus and Colombia international star Juan Cuadrado as one of the players who might be able to replace the seemingly exit bound Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez in the Arsenal side.
According to a report in The Sun we have already made an opening transfer bid of a little over £17 million for the dynamic and pacy player but the Serie A champions are looking for almost double that amount.
Even £30 million or so would not be a massive price in today’s crazy transfer market but my question is whether Cuadrado is the right transfer target for Arsenal in the first place. After all he did not exactly set the Premier League alight when he signed for Chelsea back in 2015.
Their boss at the time was Jose Mourinho and he stated a few times that he expected the Colombian to take some time to settle and show his class but he never really got the time and went back to Italy after being loaned to Juventus just six months later.
Can Arsenal really afford to be patient and wait and hope that Cuadrado comes good? Also, he may operate like Sanchez does in wide areas but not in the centre forward role where Alexis shone so bright for us last season. What do you guys think of this possible signing?