Where would Juan Cuadrado fit in at Chelsea?

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The Colombia international is being heavily linked with a move to the Stamford Bridge club in the Italian press, but where would he feature in the side?

Sky Italia reported yesterday that Chelsea are ready to launch an offer for electrifying Fiorentina wideman Juan Cuadrado this month.

The Colombia international has emerged as a top talent in Serie A and built up his reputation further with impressive showings for his country at this summer’s World Cup.

Cuadrado is a versatile and hard-working player and as such could operate in a number of roles for the Blues.

The most natural position for the South American would be on the right-hand side of Jose Mourinho’s midfield in his 4-2-3-1 formation, where he would compete for a place with Willian.

His arrival would certainly give the current Premier League leaders even more pace in their attacking play and another creative star to feed lethal striker Diego Costa.

However, Cuadrado also has the ability to play as an attacking full-back, with the tenacity and work-rate to operate well as a defender.

Mourinho could potentially use the wideman at right-back if needed, which could see Branislav Ivanovic move into a centre-half role alongside John Terry.

One way or the other, despite Chelsea’s current squad being full of stars and not in need of real reinforcement, Cuadrado’s versatility and potential to operate in a number of different positions would give Mourinho even more options in the second half of the season.

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