Manchester United and Arsenal have been given a major boost in the race for Colombian World Cup star Juan Cuadrado, with Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella revealing that the winger can leave this summer.
The South American sensation is a rumoured target for both clubs on the back of his fine showings in Brazil.
Cuadrado netted once and supplied a further four assists for Jose Peckerman’s side as Colombia advanced to the quarter-finals.
Fiorentina recently acquired the wide-man’s full rights from Udinese, but Montella says that for the right price his star man will be allowed to leave La Viola:
“Should he stay, it will be good, otherwise, we will seek to replace him.” He is quoted by The Metro.
“We need to evaluate the player’s aspirations and, above all, if there is a club out there that can pay what he is truly worth.”
The 26-year-old’s value is rumoured to be around £32m, with his performances in Serie A having been impressive since his move up the pitch from right-back.
Cuadrado has also received a glowing recommendation from former team-mate and now Manchester city forward, Steven Jovetic:
“I like Cuadrado from Fiorentina. He’s a very good player, I played with him and also he’s a good guy.”