Monday, 18th August, 2014

Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Montella has explained that he is not losing sleep over the thought of losing Juan Cuadrado as he believes that the Colombian will remain at the club.

Cuadrado’s future at the Florence-based club has taken the shape of transfer saga with Manchester United and Barcelona as the two key players in the story.

La Viola captured Cuadrado on a permanent deal from Udinese in June this year, but almost immediately reports of Barcelona’s interest in the winger emerged.

Manchester United also joined the race later in the summer and Cuadrado’s performances for Colombia in the World Cup heightened the speculation surrounding him.

A transfer fee of around €40m has been talked about and after Cuadrado was dropped from Fiorentina’s pre-season friendly against Real Madrid yesterday, speculation was ripe that the Colombian was on his way out.  


However, Montella has tried to diffuse the heightened rumours surrounding the Colombian.

The Italian said that he is not thinking about losing the versatile player as he believes Cuadrado is not leaving the club this summer.

"I have never thought of losing Juan", Montella told Italian daily La Nazione.

"He's been here in the past, he is here now and he will be here in the future.

“I don't think about how his story might finish. A player like him can play in every position in midfield."

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