Cash in on Manchester United target, urges Serie A side's former chairman

Former Fiorentina chairman urges the club to take the money for Juan Cuadrado, arguing the price is 'exaggerated'.

Fiorentina have been encouraged to cash in on Juan Cuadrado, by a once key figure at the club.

Ranieri Pontello was the elected chairman of Fiorentina between 1980 and 1986, and has told the Italian media that he believes the price tag placed on the Colombian is too high - and they should accept an offer if it arrives.

He is quoted by ViolaNews: "Forty million (Euros) for Cuadrado, the price seems exaggerated, so I would sell more so.

"He's definitely an important player, useful to achieve certain results, but if what if he gets hurt and has a bad injury?"

Pontello is telling Fiorentina this opportunity likely won't come again with his price so high, inflated by his performances at the World Cup.

Is that reason for United to be concerned? Absolutely, fans will remember when Karel Poborsky was bought on the back of Euro 96, but Cuadrado at least has an impressive catalogue of performances in Serie A to suggest he will be a success, rather than a failure.

The €40 million he has suggested in relation to Cuadrado is low by the figure Fiorentina have been linked with demanding, with varying reports suggesting they are holding out for €50 million.

Pontello also believes the Fiorentina support will take the sale well, should either Barcelona or Manchester United front up the money.

"Fans are now accustomed to these changes in the team. They accept the fact that you sell to invest (in players)."

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