Juan Cuadrado has signed a new deal with Fiorentina.
The Colombian international was heavily linked with a move away La Viola last summer following a fabulous campaign last season a solid World Cup showing.
United and Barcelona were the two teams reportedly heading the queue for Cuadrado yet the Florence side successfully priced out his suitors.
Now, after much speculation surrounding a possible contract extension, the 26.year-old winger has put pen-to-paper on a new deal as his agent Alessandro Lucci explains to Sky Sports Italia:
”Cuadrado signed a little while ago, we concluded a deal for which there was an agreement reached awhile back. I confirm there is the concept of an exit clause and the contract will be through 2019.”
“All of the parties are satisfied, Fiorentina is making a great effort, but we are happy. The past is the past, Cuadrado is now just focused on Fiorentina”
The new deal is said to have a release clause of €35 million, a figure which United may find tempting should the former Udinese man repeat his performances from last season.
The Red Devils opted to spend big on Angel Di Maria during the summer, but their right flank still leaves much to be desired which could prompt boss Louis Van Gaal to consider his options.
Cuadrado was happy to sign his new deal and took to social networking site Twitter in order to thank the club for getting his new deal over the line.
“I’m happy for the renewal. I thank my agent Alessandro Lucci, the Della Valle family, the club as a whole and in particular the President Cognini for his availability. Forza Viola!”