Colombian international winger Juan Cuadrado is to discuss a new deal at Fiorentina, only weeks after being heavily linked with a move away from the club.
The flying winger was one of the hottest names on the transfer market throughout the summer as big-money links were being made with both Barcelona and Manchester United.
The Red Devils were keen to bolster their squad ahead of the new campaign and an exciting new winger was said to be one of Louis van Gaal’s top priorities.
Despite being linked with a €40 million move to Old Trafford, recent reports in Italy have suggested that Fiorentina never actually received a bid for their star player – contrary to reports earlier in the summer.
“By Wednesday, his [Cuadrado] agent Alessandro Lucci will have met Fiorentina’s management to conduct the negotiation for the renewal and define the pay raise.”
“Their intention is to bring the wages closer to what Mario Gomez earns, the most paid player on the team along with Giuseppe Rossi. They’ll discuss it in a meeting in the next days, Cuadrado aim at getting higher wages.” The report states.
Last season, the former Udinese star scored 11 goals in 32 Serie A appearances.
Should Cuadrado repeat such an impressive feat this season, then there is little doubt that the media frenzy will once again be in full overdrive linking him with Europe’s biggest clubs.