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Silly season in full flow as report makes ludicrous Juan Cuadrado West Ham claim

West Ham United allegedly want to sign ageing Juventus utility man Juan Cuadrado in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from Calcio Mercato who claim that the 34-year-old is demanding around £65k-a-week from any club that wants to sign him.

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Let’s get real here for a minute…

There is absolutely no way David Moyes is eyeing a move to sign Cuadrado…is there!?

The 111-capped Colombia international was a pretty good player in his day but he has regressed over the last couple of years, as would be expected of a 34-year-old.

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TURIN, ITALY – 2022/05/16: Juan Cuadrado of Juventus FC seen in action during the Serie A 2021/22 football match between Juventus FC and SS Lazio at the Allianz Stadium. Final Score: Juventus FC 2-2 SS Lazio The match also marks the final home match for Juventus players Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala. (Photo by Fabrizio Carabelli/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Moyes wants to bring young and hungry players to the London Stadium. So a move to sign the former Chelsea ace just wouldn’t make any sense whatsoever.

West Ham surely won’t sign Juan Cuadrado

The Colombian will be 35 at the end of next season.

He proved during his time with Chelsea that he just wasn’t suited to the frenetic pace and intense nature of the Premier League. And the last time he played for them he was 27!

David Moyes has repeatedly insisted that he wants to implement the ‘Red Bull model’ at the London Stadium, as covered right here on Hammers News.

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The Hammers’ hopes of making some real progress over the next few years will depend heavily on the success of our player recruitment over the next few transfer windows.

The Premier League is all about pace, power, athleticism, energy and stamina. And in fairness, it has been for quite some time now.

Moyes should be looking to sign physically robust footballers with youth on their side. Juan Cuadrado obviously doesn’t fit into that category, as good as he undoubtedly once was, and West Ham surely aren’t even looking at the South American.

The Hammers boss could and should be setting his sights a lot higher. The story makes zero sense to us. It might just be a classic case of adding two and two together and coming up with five.

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