Fiorentina owner Andrea Della Valle admits Juan Cuadrado will leave the club if a big offer comes in for him.
The Colombian winger has been heavily linked with a number of Europe’s top clubs this summer, most notably Barcelona and Manchester United.
Speaking at a Press conference today, the businessman conceded that while it will be difficult for the Viola to retain Cuadrado, he has not yet given up hope.
“If an important offer were to come in we would have to let him go,” Della Valle told reporters. “The boy is honest and serious and if the offer comes in we’ll let him go.
“However, I have reiterated that he could stay another year. The chances of him staying? I don’t know but it will be difficult to keep him.
“Some offers could come in next week. The negotiations will be done very openly, we won’t hide anything.
“If there is a chance we can keep him we will do it. There is still hope for everyone and for the fans. In the past I have managed to keep hold of important players.”
Della Valle said that events next week will determine whether the player stays or goes but stressed that he will not be bullied during negotiations.
“Next week will be crucial and decisive. We have given ourselves a maximum of 10 days to decide.
“Refusing unacceptable offers? I have done it in the past. But Fiorentina cannot offer wages that other clubs can.
“In years gone by, with Jovetic and others things have always gone how I said they would. It will be the same for Cuadrado so he could stay with us for another year.
“Cuadrado told me that he wants to make the decisive step in his career.”