It looks like the battle for Colombian Juan Cuadrado is on and two of the top clubs are eying up the winger with interest. Both Manchester united and Barça are said to be in the frame for Fiorentina winger Cuadrado.
Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo says that Manchester United are set to offer the Italian Serie A club €38m for Cuadrado while Barça new coach Luis Enrique also has his focused fixed on the international star.
With Barcelona’s reputation for being “tight wads”, it looks unlikely that they’ll offer the same as United in terms of money although Mundo Deportivo fail to specify anything other than the interest from Barcelona is high.
Barcelona need to shift some names from the squad in their depuration program and although United are offering more money for the Colombian, the newspaper makes out Barcelona as a better match for the winger as he could be played at the back on the right or in a right midfield role.
One thing that may sway the Colombian is the fact that with Barça he is guaranteed Champions League action whereas United finished outside of any European football at all.
The Catalans are said to see Juan Cuadrado as a long-term replacement for right-back Dani Alves, despite the Colombian often playing further forward.One of the things that Luis Enrique admires is the fact that Cuadrado is so versatile and can play anywhere on the right.