Monday June 9 2014
ADV: Viola want to keep Cuadrado

Fiorentina owner Andrea Della Valle says his club have every intention of keeping Juan Cuadrado this summer.

The Viola currently co-own the Colombian along with Udinese but are working towards buying out the Bianconeri’s share of the player.

However, Cuadrado has also been the subject of interest from Barcelona, with the Catalan giants rumoured to be planning a €25m bid to take him to Camp Nou.

Despite this, Della Valle remains confident the 25-year-old will still be a Fiorentina player come the new season.

“These are delicate moments, we are looking to sign Cuadrado outright,” he told the Viola’s website. “What we are trying to do is to keep him in Florence.

“Is there a chance of that? Yes, we are working towards it and we must be in the closing stages. It’s a good piece of news for Florence.”

The businessman then answered questions on the prospect of Cuadrado lining up alongside Giussepe Rossi and Mario Gomez next season.

“A triumvirate of Rossi, Gomez and Cuadrado? That’s what has been missing both in the Coppa Italia final and especially in the last four months.

“If you think that we came fourth and from February Gomez never played and Gomez and Cuadrado got injured, this is a Fiorentina that makes me more than optimistic for the future. I’m extremely confident.”

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