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Juan Cuadrado Reveals He Snubbed Both Man United and Barcelona To Stay In Italy

Colombian star admits there were talks with European giants.

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Highly sought after Fiorentina midfielder Juan Cuadrado has revealed that his representatives had indeed held talks with Manchester United and Barcelona this summer, but he snubbed both in order to stay with the Serie A side, according to the Daily Star.

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The winger caught the eye at this summer’s World Cup and became one of the most in demand stars of the transfer window.

His performances with Colombia had caught the eye of incoming Man United boss Louis Van Gaal, but La Liga big shots Barcelona also declared their own interest in the player with the view to make a move for his services.

Luis Enrique had been hoping to bring the 26-year-old on board to rejuvenate his squad, but reports suggested Fiorentina had slapped a £40m price-tag on Cuadrado’s head, as they attempted to ward off interest from both clubs.

And though he confesses that talks with both clubs had materialised, he knew that a calm approach would see him stay with La Viola for another 12 months at least.

“We had spoken with them [Manchester United and Barcelona] but the truth is that I’ve always remained calm,” Cuadrado said.

“I’m happy to stay another season, I’m fine here.”

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