Juan Cuadrado will have piqued suitors’ interest once more with a lovely strike.
The Colombian has made quite a name for himself at Fiorentina with pace to burn and a deep bag of tricks, a crucial element in Vincenzo Montella’s set-up in Tuscany.
Arsenal have consistently cropped up as a party keenly interested in acquiring his services for next season, even as the 25-year-old’s future is subject to a co-ownership agreement with Udinese that is yet to be resolved.
For all the winger’s heralded talent, however, the greatest knock against him has always been a lack of consistent production in front of goal - 12 strikes to his name in 110 career Serie A appearances heading into the weekend.
But when Cuadrado has gotten on the scoresheet during his tenure in Italy, it has often been in stunning fashion, and the case on Sunday opposite Chievo Verona was no different.
The Gunners target opened the scoring for the Viola in some style at the Stadio Franchi, leaving a pair of hapless Flying Donkeys defenders in his wake to exchange passes with David Pizarro and net a delicate lob on the volley.
Moments of magic are Cuadrado’s specialty, even if they haven’t come with the expected regularity in regards to goals, exactly the reason Arsene Wenger and company have been thought to be weighing up a move.
Cuadrado is expected to star for Colombia at the World Cup in Brazil, a next step that if successful will likely have Fiorentina fighting off suitors left, right and centre - of course should the Tuscans successfully assume full proprietorship over his playing rights from Udinese.
Watch Cuadrado's wonder goal against Chievo below.