Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado may make his debut against Aston Villa this weekend, but he could have been turning out for Manchester United instead…
Juan Cuadrado has revealed why he rejected Manchester United in order to seal a move to Chelsea on Monday’s transfer deadline day, reports CaughtOffside.
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The 26-year-old Colombian winger sealed a £23m move to Stamford Bridge earlier this week and could make his debut against Aston Villa on Saturday.
Speaking about the move, he said: “I am very happy to be part of this team, I’m very grateful to have been given this possibility to live what has been a childhood dream for me, which is to play for a very big club – in fact, one of the best clubs in the world.”
“To be on the same team as all these big players is amazing for me, not only from a football point of view and how I can grow as a player, but also personally, to be surrounded by so many champions. It’s always going to make you want to grow and improve even more.
“I’m now training and I was made to feel really welcome when I arrived. To me, that was very telling, because it’s clear we have a close-knit group and when that’s the case off the pitch, on the pitch that has to shine through.
“In football you have to play for each other, and I can already see that’s what they do here. There is a real sense of togetherness and a big union within the team.”
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