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Official: Inter sign Juan Cuadrado

Yes, that one

FC Internazionale Unveil New Signing Juan Cuadrado
Seen standing next to the Coppa Italia trophy he lost to Inter last season and picked up a two-game ban in the process
Photo by Francesco Scaccianoce - Inter/Inter via Getty Images

Inter has signed Juan Cuadrado - and this is no April Fool's joke. The formerly much-hated Juventus fullback has now joined the good guys on a one-year contract with a reported wage of around €2 after 6 seasons and 314 appearances for the Bianconeri.

It definitely takes some time to surmount the initial shock of this move with so many years of history between Inter and the Colombian. After all, only a couple of months ago Cuadrado and Samir Handanovic came to post-game blows in the Coppa Italia (the two in the same locker room would have been quite the sight). However, Cuadrado still has plenty to offer to the Nerazzurri, and this time in a good way (hopefully). At 35 he won’t be an everyday starter but it’s easy to see him as an upgrade on Denzel Dumfries and especially Raoul Bellanova. The two solidify the right wingback position in terms of numbers, leaving Matteo Darmian free to stay at center back. Anyway, we should really have all seen this move coming. Veteran, out of contract, and ex-Juve player fits all of the boxes Beppe Marotta looks for in a player and given the club’s limited funds, this is just about the best choice possible for back-up right wingback.

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Welcome to Milano, Juan!