Serie A club captain: I understand if €50m Manchester United target wants to go

Fiorentina's captain has been speaking out on the future of Juan Cuadrado.

Fiorentina club captain Juan Manuel Pasqual has given his blessing to Juan Cuadrado to leave the club, but admits he hopes the winger stays.

Cuadrado, 26, is the subject of reported interest from both Manchester United and Barcelona, with the Italian side holding out for €50 million for his signature.

Fiorentina were in friendly action against Real Betis on Monday night, and it was after the 2-1 win in which Pasqual gave his thoughts on his side's star man.

He said, reported by TMW: "It seems to me that he is fine after only two days of training: he's focused on the games and we hope that we are able to keep him even in the event of a large offer.

"If he fails to remain, however, we would understand his choice."

Fiorentina finished fourth last season, a spot which in Italy does not offer Champions League qualification, so United would not have to convince the winger to give this up.

The Serie A side will be contenders for top positions next season, whether they have Cuadrado - who provided 11 goals and five assists in the division in 2013/14, or whether they received the largest transfer fee in their history.

With reports Cuadrado has a personal agreement with United already circulating, it will all come down to the transfer fee, but again either way, the Colombian is not burning any bridges.

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