Does Cuadrado renewal really matter?

Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado has all but signed off a contract extension, but will that prevent the Colombian international joining Manchester United?

Fiorentina finally seem to have agreed the details of star man Juan Cuadrado's contract renewal, but that won't stop speculation over his long-term future.

Cuadrado is said to be a target for Manchester United and Barcelona, but no side tabled an offer for the talented player in the summer.

The 26-year-old is expected to put pen to paper on a new deal within the next few days that will technically tie him to the Stadio Artemio Franchi until 2019.

It is suggested that Cuadrado will earn just under £2 million per year, which is a significant rise on his current salary, but it is still far short of what he would earn in the Premier League.

While Fiorentina have been determined to stress that they don't want to lose Cuadrado, this renewal is unlikely to make much difference if he decides he wants to leave.

It is widely believed that there will be a release clause set at around £27 million, which may well put off interested parties, but Fiorentina may have to accept a lower offer if Cuadrado insists on a fresh start. 

Even top Serie A sides are currently unable to compete with other top European leagues in terms of pay and often have to stand aside when their star players decide they want to earn more.

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