Manchester United are confident of landing the signature of Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, according to the Daily Express. The 26-year old was thought to have all-but sealed a move to Barcelona, but now that Dani Alves looks he’s staying in Spain, their move for Cuadrado has been put on hold.
This has allowed Manchester United to swoop in for the Columbian World Cup star, who is believed to command a fee of around £36million. Juan Cuadrado started his career as a right-back, but was later converted to a right-winger due to his electric pace and crossing ability.
He’d be perfect as a wing-back. He has the defensive abilities of a right-back, combined with the attacking abilities of an orthodox right-winger. Louis van Gaal always says that he needs ‘specialists’ in the wingback roles and Juan Cuadrado has a bag-full of energy. He’d be perfect for the job.
The fee of £36million does seem steep, but when you factor in that Fiorentina only gained full ownership of Cuadrado this summer, you understand why they’re after so much money for their star man.
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