Arsenal close in on Colombian World Cup star

Arsenal are set to discuss a deal for Juan Cuadrado with his agent, according to reports from The Express.

The pacey winger has been one of the stars of his Colombia’s wonderful opening to the World Cup, playing a key role in their two wins which have effectively guaranteed them top spot in Group C.

His performances for Fiorentina last term mean that the 26-year-old’s talents are far from a secret, and it appears that Arsenal are now convinced that Cuadrado is the player for them.

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It is understood that the speedster’s agent, Alessandro Lucci, is set to travel to London in the coming weeks, where he will meet with representatives from the Gunners to discuss a possible deal.

Reports also claim that talks with Barcelona and Bayern Munich are planned, with La Viola aware that they may be fighting a losing battle to keep the versatile wide-man.

Fiorentina recently acquired Cuadrado’s full rights after previously owning 50%, and are thought to be holding out for around £32m for his signature.

The South American has been lauded for his straight-line speed and has thrived since moving to a more advanced position after breaking through as a full-back.

#COL ace an #AFC target. Sorry Gunners, it’s not Falcao!


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