Inter Announce Cuadrado Acquisition on Free Transfer

Juan Cuadrado is a new Inter player. He underwent the physical tests and signed his one year-contract Wednesday. The Colombian international joins as a free agent after Juventus decided not to re-up with him.

According to SportMediaset, the veteran will earn €2.5M next season. His deal doesn’t have an option, so the parties will have to renegotiate next summer if they want to continue together. He switched allegiances after eight years with the Bianconeri.

Cuadrado wasn’t met by any Inter fan at the airport. The Nerazzurri faithful have been less than enthused by the signing. They staged a small protest outside the team’s HQ after the initial reports. They met an executive and were talked into not antagonizing the acquisition too much, La Repubblica informs.

The ultras have been granted permission to talk with the former rival to explain the club’s values. They welcomed him with a banner: “You did everything to make us hate you until today. If you want something else, it’s up to you to prove it.”

Our Take on Inter and Cuadrado

It’s rare to see a move that angers two fanbases at the same time, but it’s abundantly clear that there’s little room for loyalty in today’s football. It’s an okay piece of business, but they better use the budget they reportedly had for a prodigy in other roles to justify it better.

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