Al Nassr Keen on Signing Juventus Staple Right Away

Al Nassr have set sights on Juan Cuadrado, who’s on an expiring contract and destined to leave Juventus at the end of the season. However, the Saudi club aims to onboard him right away and has offered him large wages, Tuttomercatoweb informs.

That would be a problem for the Bianconeri, which were already seeking another option in his role. The Colombian veteran is expected to return Thursday versus Monza after missing a few matches with knee soreness.

According to TuttoSport, Cristiano Ronaldo advised Al-Nassr to go after Cuadrado, as the two hit it off in Turin. The winger discussed the destination with his compatriot and former Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina. He’s tempted, but he wants to continue playing with Colombia.

The Bianconeri have been chasing after a few youngsters for the role. On top of Emil Holm, they touched base for Stefan Posch, who’s faring well in his loan spell at Bologna, Tuttomercatoweb reports. The Felsinei have a €5M obligation to buy him from Hoffenheim. Instead, Arsenal are currently leading the race for Valladolid prodigy Ivan Fresneda. They could beat the competition with a €20M offer, the publication adds.

Our Take on Cuadrado, Al-Nassr, and Juventus

The recent games without him proved that he’s still the best and most complete contributor on the right wing, so the Old Lady would have to be surgical and sign multiple solid players if he left. They probably don’t have the funds to do it in January. It’s improbable the Saudi side would lodge a strong enough bid to facilitate the succession.

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