Chelsea finally wrapped up the capture of Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado today, and it has left Blues fans beaming with joy.
The Colombia international had to wait for Andre Schurrle’s move to Wolfsburg to be completed before singing on the dotted line at Stamford Bridge, but finally managed to complete a £26.1million, four-and-a-half year deal with just hours to spare before the January transfer window slams shut.
It is a deal that has been dominating the headlines in recent weeks, with the Blues always touted as the leaders for the winger’s signature, despite some late interest from Manchester United.
The deal also saw Mohamed Salah go the other way, with Blues boss Jose Mourinho seemingly prepared to allow his squad players to leave in order to further strengthen his first team options and boost the Blues’ title credentials.
And, as expected, the Blues faithful were both relieved and chuffed when Chelsea announced the deal had been completed, although some admitted they were also sad to see Schurrle leave the club.
Read some of the best tweets below…
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) February 2, 2015
CONFIRMED: Chelsea sign Juan Cuadrado. Paul Merson has immediately sought lessons in how to pronounce the winger's name.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 2, 2015
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) February 2, 2015
So keen to see Cuadrado getting chalk on his boots at the Bridge next Wednesday! #CFC
— Jamie Walton-Gould (@JWalts_) February 2, 2015
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) February 2, 2015
I'm expecting Cuadrado to be successful at Chelsea, has the tools to do so. For whatever it's worth, he was a Barca priority before ban #CFC
— Stringer Bell (@xblaze23) February 2, 2015
Sad that Schurrle is gone but pumped that we have Cuadrado! #CFC
— Veto (@Veto_Boyajian8) February 2, 2015
— James (@jamostdope) February 2, 2015
— EZ MA 3E (@ismail_fdl) February 2, 2015