Barca strike deal for Cuadrado to dash Man Utd & Liverpool’s hopes

Juan Cuadrado stats

Liverpool and Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their hopes of landing Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado in the summer after Mundo Deportivo reported that the Colombian has agreed a deal in principle to sign for Barcelona at the end of the season.

Liverpool were believed to be leading the chase for Cuadrado as they look to increase their attacking options ahead of next season, with Brendan Rodgers have identified the Colombian as his number one priority for a summer spend that will also target improving his defence.

However, they have been dealt a blow as reports have emerged that Barcelona have made an offer to the player to join them in the summer, having had their ban on transfers suspending pending an appeal.

UEFA had issued a year long ban on the Catalan club on registering new players after they had been found guilty of wrongdoings in the signings of under age players, but an appeal has suspended that until further investigation has been carried out.

This has allowed Barca to continue with their own summer recruitment drive, with Marc-Andre Ter Stegen set to arrive at Camp Nou from Borussia Monchengladbach, while they want Cuadrado in as well to boost their squad after a season without silverware.

Any move for the Colombian could have an effect on long-term Liverpool target Cristian Tello however, as he may push for a move away should he fall further down the pecking order.


Juan Cuadrado has completed 111 take-ons for Fiorentina this season, more than any player in the Premier League.

Related Teams: , ,

Sam Parker


Please consult these rules when commenting. These rules outline what is acceptable and unacceptable content on Squawka News. Note that these rules are subject to change at any time. Just like football.

See commenting rules
  1. Language

    Don't use swear words or profanity of any sort. Please refrain from insulting other users, everyone is entitled to their opinion and just because you shout the loudest, doesn't make you more correct or valid in your point of view. All insulting or offensive comments will be immediately removed.

  2. No libel or other abuse

    At no point should you be making comments which are:

    • defamatory, false or misleading;
    • insulting, threatening or abusive;
    • obscene or of a sexual nature;
    • offensive, racist, sexist, homophobic or discriminatory against any religions or other groups.

    We have an absolute zero tolerance policy on this. Football is the world's language.

  3. Report abuse

    If you see a comment not adhering to rules 1 & 2 please email [email protected] and this comment will be reviewed by a member of the Squawka editorial team.

  4. No third party promotion

    This comment section is here to let football fans talk about football, not to allow people to sell or push products. Any comment found peddling a third party will be immediately reviewed.

  5. No linking or copyright infringement

    You must not insert links to websites or submit content which would be an infringement of copyright.

  6. Play the game/Respect the game

    Please respect these rules when commenting on Squawka News; people will disagree from time to time but please try to see each other's point of view before getting all worked up, that helps no one.