Barcelona to reportedly submit €30m opening offer for Cuadrado
Barcelona are reportedly set to begin negotiations with Italian Serie A side, Fiorentina over the services of Colombian right-back, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, after the Blaugrana and the player’s agent Alessandro Lucci have already agreed to personal terms with the Catalans expected to make a €30 million opening bid for the 2014 World Cup star.
According to Sport, Lucci has been in Barcelona negotiating with Barcelona sporting director, Andoni Zubizarreta and after the two agreed to personal terms for the player, Barcelona will now begin transfer negotiations for the 26-year-old.
Fiorentino realise that Cuadrado’s market value will never be higher than it is right now and are hoping that Barcelona increase their bid to meet their €40 million asking price, which seems unlikely.
A representative for Barcelona is expected to arrive in Florence and meet with President Andrea Della Valle this afternoon, as Barcelona are keen to wrap up negotiations as soon as possible so as not to lose out on the player or allow interference in the transfer negotiations.
The negotiations, at this point, are merely to establish a base and a price with Barcelona willing to purchase Cuadrado regardless of the future of Brazilian starter, Dani Alves.
Meanwhile, Cuadrado is on holiday following a disappointing to his 2014 World Cup campaign but the defender has already informed the club of his desire to play for Barcelona.