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Juventus want to keep Chelsea loanee Juan Cuadrado

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Juventus want to keep Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado beyond his current loan spell, according to Sky Sports.

The Italian club’s sporting director Giuseppe Marotta has stated his desire to extend the Colombian’s stay in Turin beyond this season due to his versatility and consistent form.

"He is on loan but for the squad and his tactical flexibility we really need him," said Marotta. "He plays in a different way compared to all our other midfielders.

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"Cuadrado could help us a lot and we are happy about his performances. We will try to hold on to him for the next campaign.”

Cuadrado, who joined Chelsea for £26 million from Fiorentina in February last year, is set to return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the campaign after he was loaned out having made just four Premier League starts in as many months.

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The 27-year-old has been in impressive form at Juventus, playing 15 of their 21 league matches while bagging two goals and providing a constant headache for opponents out wide.

Cuadrado is one of the top 10 best dribblers in the competition with an average of 2.4 successful dribbles per Serie A game, according to WhoScored.

The South American, a key competent of Massimiliano Allegri’s preferred 3-5-2 formation, is a perfect fit for the right wingback role he is usually asked to play.

Blessed with remarkable stamina, lightning speed and elegant dribbling skills, Cuadrado has spent much of the campaign jostling with versatile Switzerland international Stephan Lichtsteiner for a place in the starting eleven.

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Allegri often rotates between his two utility men, a tactical decision that is likely to keep the pair fresh as the Old Lady looks to keep pace with Serie A leaders Napoli for the remaining 17 league games of the season.

Juventus are on a stunning run of form at present having won their last nine matches in all competitions, including a comprehensive 3-0 dismantling of title rivals Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia.

Should Cuadrado return to fight for his place at Chelsea or remain with Juventus?

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