Manchester United have submitted a €40m offer for Colombia and Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.
The 26-year-old is part of a high-flying Colombia side taking the World Cup by storm and like fellow team-mate James Rodriguez, interest in him has vastly increased because of his performances in the tournament.
This isn’t the first time United’s name has been mentioned with regards to a move for Cuadrado as back in April, United sent scouts to watch the winger in Italy but this is the first suggestion of an offer.
As Cuadrado is now fully owned by Fiorentina, who bought full rights to him in June, a move would be smoother to complete but the winger insisted he was happy in Fiorentina at the moment only a few weeks ago.
“I am very happy that Fiorentina bought me, they are a great club and Florence is a beautiful city,” Cuadrado said.
“Now I don’t think about my club future, I hope to finish the World Cup very well with Colombia, I only think about that.”
As we know in football, pledges of loyalty are rarely the end of a transfer story but with the likes of Angel di Maria and Alexis Sanchez available this summer, it would be strange of United to pursue a big money move for Cuadrado.
That being said, the Colombian would certainly be a substantial improvement on our current set of wingers and with a quarter-final against Brazil on Friday, his stock could potentially rise even more if he can help knock the World Cup hosts out of their own tournament.