West Ham must try for their own Salah and move for Juan Cuadrado

Juan Cuadrado of Juventus in action during the serie A match between Juventus and AS Roma on December 23, 2017 in Turin, Italy.

West Ham should weigh up a move for Juan Cuadrado this summer.

Juan Cuadrado of Juventus in action during the serie A match between Juventus and AS Roma on December 23, 2017 in Turin, Italy.

West Ham appear to have made one successful raid on Serie A this year by bringing in Inter Milan ace Joao Mario on loan.

Getting him permanently is still an uncertainty, and one alternative they should consider is Juan Cuadrado.

Cuadrado has been in and out of the Juventus line-up all season, but when he has played, he has been productive.

In 22 games he has scored six goals and provided six assists.

Lazio's midfielder from Bosnia-Herzegovina Senad Lulic (R) fights for the ball with  Juventus's midfielder from Colombia Juan Cuadrado during the Italian SuperCup TIM football match...

Calciomercato report he faces an uncertain future in Turin and he is 'wanted across Europe'.

So competition would be tough for the Hammers, but he is a player they should be looking at.

He has experience in the Premier League with Chelsea, and while this did not work out, West Ham only need to look at Mohamed Salah to see that counts for little.

Juan Cuadrado of Chelsea and Jermain Defoe of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on May 24, 2015 in...

Like Salah, Cuadrado was signed by Jose Mourinho and never given a proper chance.

He was sent out on loan to Italy and then left permanently, and he has got his career back on track.

Approaching 30, Cuadrado does not have quite the same high ceiling as Salah, but that also helps make him more affordable for West Ham.

If the board show faith in him, the Colombian could become a key player for the club, but they might have to make their approach before the World Cup.

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