Ever since a series of impressive displays during the 2014 World Cup, Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado has been linked with a move to Old Trafford.
The tricky Fiorentina winger reportedly has a release clause in the region of £27 million, not all that excessive for a 26 year-old international who had the joint most number of assists in the Brazilian World Cup.
The problem for United was seemingly Chelsea’s interest, with the Pensioners reportedly ready to make a move any day soon during the January transfer window.
In today’s press conference Jose Mourinho seemed to pour cold water on the notion of a Cuadrado deal. The Chelsea boss noted when asked about the winger:
“There are no men marked,”
“He’s a Fiorentina player. You ask me 20 names, if I don’t know them, trouble. My son knows them! It’s my job. I think he fits well in Fiorentina squad, and Colombia squad, not in Chelsea squad.”
While Cuadrado is talented, personally I think there’s a touch of the Nani’s about him- when he’s good he’s a match winner- when he’s not he’s awful- so should United decide against a move, it may not be too disappointing.