Arsenal: Would Signing Cuadrado Mean Saying Bye To Theo?
Juan Cuadrado is allegedly on Arsenal's radar after an impressive showing at the World Cup; The Colombian, who turned 26 in May, scored 11 Serie A goals last season and helped fire Fiorentina to an impressive 4th place finish.
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella has refused to rule out a move for Cuadrado, and Montella recently stated "We need to evaluate the player's aspirations". These comments from Montella will undoubtedly fuel more speculation, particularly off the back of Cuadrado's excellent World Cup campaign.
Cuadrado is renowned for his dribbling abilities and speed, which would certainly fit in with the style that Arsène Wenger has created at Arsenal, and Cuadrado's arrival would help to get the best out of World Cup winner Mesut Özil.
His potential arrival could spell the end of Theo Walcott at Arsenal; Alexis Sanchez has already signed for the Gunners in a big money move, whilst Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is highly regarded at the Emirates camp. Walcott certainly squeezed Arsenal for every penny during negotiations regarding his most recent contract, and with just 18 months left to run on his current contract, it is unlikely Wenger would want to give Walcott another big contract, especially if Juan Cuadrado arrives at the club.