Juventus utility man Juan Cuadrado has signed a contract extension, tying him to the Italian champions until 2022.
The news comes as little surprise after club director Fabio Paratici confirmed a new deal was in the works earlier this month.
The 31-year-old Colombian arrived at Juventus from Chelsea, initially on loan, in 2015. While he was known as a winger earlier in his career, he has been converted into a full back in Turin, making most of his outings in Serie A and the Champions League on the right side of defence in 2019/20.
Cuadrado, who has also featured in midfield and attack, has now seemingly established himself as Maurizio Sarri’s first-choice right back, ahead of
The former Fiorentina star had been set to become a free agent next summer – alongside the likes of Blaise Matuidi and Giorgio Chiellini – before Juventus confirmed the two-year extension on their club website on Thursday evening.
While contract details in the official announcement are scant, journalist Nicolo Schira claimed on Twitter that the deal would be worth €4m-a-year, plus additional bonuses.
Fumata bianca per il rinnovo di Juan #Cuadrado con la #Juventus fino al 2022 con opzione di prolungamento per una terza stagione. Ingaggio da 4 milioni netti a stagione più premi. #calciomercato
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) November 21, 2019
Cuadrado’s new deal is the latest in a string of contract renewals in Turin, following extensions for goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and defender Leonardo Bonucci.
In his time at the Allianz Stadium, Cuadrado has made over 150 first-team appearances, winning four Serie A titles, three Coppe Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana.
This weekend, Cuadrado and Juventus travel to Bergamo to face fifth-placed Atalanta in their return to Serie A following the international break.