Wednesday August 14 2019
Juve 'retain Cuadrado as right-back'

Juventus are reportedly retaining Juan Cuadrado as a right-back for the upcoming season.

Cuadrado turned 31 in May and had been tipped to leave over the summer, but Juve ended up selling Leonardo Spinazzola and Joao Cancelo.

Although Luca Pellegrini arrived in part exchange, the former Roma left-back is returning to Cagliari on loan.

With that in mind, writes he will be used as a right-back by new boss Maurizio Sarri as opposed to his usual position of right winger.

Mattia De Sciglio will be first choice in the role, with Alex Sandro the starter on the left of Sarri’s back four.

De Sciglio and new signing Danilo are also capable of playing on both sides.

The Colombian played six times as a right-back under Max Allegri, providing four assists.

Gazzetta dello Sport, meanwhile, expects him to sign a new contract until 2021, with no change to his current €4m salary.

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