Pete O’Rourke believes Tottenham could pursue a move to sign Juventus star Juan Cuadrado this summer.
Cuadrado has been a fixture in the Juve side after initially joining the club on loan following a short and unsuccessful stint with Chelsea six seasons ago.
The Colombia international has racked up 260 appearances for the Italian giants in that time, but could see his duration in Turin conclude with his contract expiring at the end of term (Transfermarkt).
The 33-year-old’s representatives have reportedly been in contact with Spurs about pursuing a deal ahead of next season, according to CalcioMercato journalist Rudy Galetti.
And O’Rourke feels Tottenham could push to sign Cuadrado for free this summer, citing the wide man’s versatility in playing as a winger and wing-back.
He told GiveMeSport: “Cuadrado could be somebody they could land this summer, and he can play in so many different roles as well. He can play as a right wing-back or further up as a winger as well. He’s got loads of experience of playing at the highest level.”
Cuadrado has again proved to be one of Juventus’ main assets this season, having appeared in 38 games in all competitions under manager Masimiliano Allegri (Transfermarkt).
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However, the club’s sloppy start to the campaign has hampered the defence of their Serie A crown, with all of AC Milan, Napoli and Inter Milan currently sitting above them in the table.
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Cuadradro, despite his age, has continued to demonstrate his versatility for Juventus and has been one of their consistent performers this season.
He doesn’t exactly fit into a side rebuilding like Spurs, though, but he could be a decent option to bring in, particularly as a free agent. He could be one to fall back on if other options aren’t attainable.