It has been a busy summer for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado. Firstly he starred for Colombia, who became every neutral's favourites in Brazil this summer, at the World Cup. Then, upon his return to Florence, he was linked with every big team across the continent.
Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, AS Roma, Juventus and many more were believed to have approached La Viola over his availability. However, the team in England most heavily linked with his signature were Manchester United.
Cuadrado was the perfect fit for Louis van Gaal's wing-back system, as he had played in that formation before in Italy.
With his economic rights now 100 per cent owned by Fiorentina, after they bought the remaining shares from Udinese during the World Cup, it was looking like they may consider a sale.
Then came the day he reportedly asked for a transfer - it looked like United might actually get their man.
But this week it emerged that there were no advanced negotiations to sell the player, valued at £31.8 million by the club, so he was therefore likely to remain at Fiorentina. Manchester United's interest seems over with the big money purchase of Angel Di Maria and Fiorentina are now lining up a new contract for the player, who looks like going nowhere before the transfer window slams shut.
And yesterday the player, who is still revered among Fiorentina fans sent out this Tweet which might just hint at his happiness to remain at the club...
Recuerdo cuando era pequeño y soñaba con los cantos de los hinchas, hoy los escucho y digo: Gracias Dios, vale la pena luchar por los sueños— Juan Cuadrado (@Cuadrado) August 28, 2014
The translation reads, "I remember when I was little and dreamed of singing fans, listen today and say: Thank God, it's worth fighting for dreams."
It seems Cuadrado might have made peace with the idea of staying at Fiorentina, where he can be part of a fight for the Serie A title, and where the fans will still cheer his name, as he dreamed of as a little boy.
One day he is likely to move on from Fiorentina, and maybe then United will come calling, but for now all the signs point to a Florence stay for the gifted Colombian.
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