Transfer news: Juan Cuadrado's Fiorentina future in his own hands, says Vincenzo Montella
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: 13/07/14 6:04pm
Juan Cuadrado: Heavily linked with a move away from Fiorentina
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella says that the future of Colombia star Juan Cuadrado is in the winger's own hands, amid speculation linking him with an exit.
The 26-year-old, who was ever-present at the World Cup as Colombia reached the quarter-finals, is reported to be a target for Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Arsenal among a host of other European clubs.
Cuadrado joined Fiorentina from Udinese in 2012 and has established himself as a key figure for the Viola, hitting 11 goals and assisting five in 32 Serie A outings during the last campaign.
Montella told Sky Sport Italia: "Should he stay, it will be good. Otherwise, we will seek to replace him.
"We need to evaluate the player's aspirations and, above all, if there is a club out there that can pay what he is truly worth."
Meanwhile, Cuadrado's former Fiorentina team-mate, Stevan Jovetic, has hailed the Colombian and believes he would be a good fit for Manchester City.
When asked during a Q & A session who he would recommend to City, Jovetic replied: "So many good players! I like maybe Cuadrado from Fiorentina. He's a very good player, I played with him and also he's a good guy."