Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has had his say on Chelsea’s expected new signing Juan Cuadrado – and is backing him to succeed in England, according to Sky
Cuadrado is on the verge of completing his move from Italian side Fiorentina and has arrived in London to finalise proceedings of a reported £26m deal.
Spurs were about to go up against the Colombian in the last 32 of the Europe League but their face off will now have to wait until the two sides meet in the Capital One Cup final on March 1st.
And boss Pochettino has given his response to questions on just what he thinks of the 26-year-old winger.
He said: “He is a decisive player. He is very strong. I’ve watched him a lot playing for Colombia, his national team.
“(Jose) Pekerman and Nestor Lorenzo, the manager and assistant manager for Colombia, are my friends. I speak always about Cuadrado. He is a top player.”
And the Argentinian believes it won’t take the Colombian long to adapt to the Premier League given the qualities of the player.
While he acknowledged there is always an unknown factor he pointed out the strength and technical skills of Cuadrado as all the necessary attributes to become a real hit in England.
It had been hoped a deal for the player could be tied up in time for their Saturday crunch clash with Manchester City – but no conclusion was reached.
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