Thierry Henry: Chelsea’s impending new signing a ‘special player’

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is a fan of Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has said that impending new Chelsea signing Juan Cuadrado is a special player and a dream to work with, Sky Sports reports.

The Blues are in the midst of completing a deal for the Colombian international as he runs over the final proceedings in London ahead of his move, the Daily Mail reported on Friday.

Cuadrado can be described as a flying winger, full of pace and endeavour but more importantly above all a real threat in the attacking third.

He was terrific for Fiorentina last season, and the ensuing World Cup in Brazil only enhanced his reputation across Europe as one of most productive wingers in the game.

Many observers believe that he will be a welcome addition at Stamford Bridge, no more so than the Gunners' all-time leading scorer Henry as he sang the Colombian’s praises on Sky Sports.

“Everybody saw the World Cup, the way he performed – he’s a special player,” Henry explained.

“He can beat anyone at any time and he’s a proper winger also – that’s something you don’t see often now, guys that want to go down the line and beat people and cross.

“That’s what you want if you’re a striker, so I think he will be – if he comes to Chelsea – a special player.”

Cuadrado has featured in 17 Serie A matches for Fiorentina this season, scoring four goals and providing four assists in the process.

His imminent addition to Jose Mourinho’s side will increase the competition for places in the attacking third and could raise yet further doubts over the future of Andre Schurrle.

The Germany international has been used sparingly this term as he struggles to earn himself a regular first-team spot for the Premier League leaders.

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