Fiorentina president Andrea Dalla Valle has insisted that the club is willing to sell Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado, but at the right price.
Juan Cuadrado’s future at Fiorentina has come under increased speculation this summer. The Colombian star impressed during the World Cup and a host of European clubs have been linked with a move for him – including Manchester United and Barcelona. Club president Andrea Dalla Valle has now revealed that they are willing to sell Cuadrado, but will do so only at the right price.
“Should it happen that an important offer arrives, we would have to allow Cuadrado to leave,” he told local journalists.
“So with that I am not so optimistic about a positive final situation as I think an offer will arrive in the next few days, but he will only leave for certain amounts.
“But you need to understand if an important offer does arrive, it is like a loose train and I can’t hang on.
“I told the player and underlined things that there is a serious project here and he could remain for one more season, in a winning side.
“He is honest and serious with us, and I told him if an offer should arrive we would free him.
“But the deadline is about a week to ten days away – around August 15 and if there is no adequate period in this period, he will remain.” – Andrea Dalla Valle said.
After signing Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera, Manchester United look to continue their spending spree and have reportedly made a move for Colombian star Juan Cuadrado, who has grabbed the headlines with his performances in Brazil.
Cuadrado made four assists and scored a goal as Colombia reached the Quarter-finals of the tournament, where they eventually lost to Brazil. This came after the 26-year-old enjoyed another solid season with Fiorentina.
The Italian club finished fourth last season and Cuadrado produced 11 goals and five assists in 31 starts in the league. The numbers are impressive considering the various positions he was played across the season. One of Cuadrado’s greatest strength is his versatility. The former Udinese player has played as a right winger, wide forward (both left and right), striker, central attacking midfielder and as a right back.
New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal sees him as a perfect addition to the squad as he looks to play in a 3-5-2 formation. Cuadrado is capable of playing as a right wing-back in that formation and will also provide various other options due to his versatility.
According to reports Manchester United are ready to table a £36million bid for the winger, who has also attracted interest from Barcelona. But the English club are considered to be the favourite to sign the former Udinese winger.