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OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Chelsea's Juan Cuadrado joins Juventus on loan

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Juan Cuadrado hasn't just been a Juventus transfer target in this current transfer window. It dates back a good amount of months, a good amount of transfer windows before that and obviously a huge amount of space in the Italian media devoted to the former Fiorentina man being decked out in black and white stripes.

Now, after all of the paper talk and ups and downs of the transfer dealings, Cuadrado has become a Juventus player.

The four-time defending Serie A champions announced they've signed the Colombian winger on loan for the 2015-16 season. There was no mention of a Juve having an option to buy Cuadrado next summer after the season-long loan deal — one that is rumored to cost Juventus all of €1.5 million — in their brief statement posted on the club's official website. From

Juventus Football Club can today confirm that Juan Cuadrado has agreed terms on a season-long loan deal from English Premier League side Chelsea.

The Colombian winger, 27, will now link up with his new team-mates in Vinovo ahead of this afternoon's training session.

You see, when Beppe Marotta talks about Juventus looking for opportunities in the transfer market, this is what he means. Chelsea acquired Cuadrado from Fiorentina for £23.3 million during the last winter transfer window. Seven months later and after all of about five minutes of game time, Cuadrado was signed on loan by Juventus for a fraction of that transfer fee. Low risk, high reward.

Opportunity, thy name is Beppe Marotta.

When it comes to Cuadrado, the main question is a simple one: Will Juventus be getting the Colombian who was one of the best attacking threats during his days at Fiorentina? Or will he be the one that failed to make any kind of impression during his half-season at Chelsea? Maybe, just maybe, a change of scenery back to where he was so good before he changed purple for blue will prove to be just the right remedy for a player who was one of the most sought after players in Europe a year ago.

Buzz, buzz. Buzz, buzz, buzz.