Fiorentina: ‘We put buy-out clause high to keep him (Guillermo Cuadrado)’

Guillermo Cuadrado has been linked to Chelsea with buy-out clause of €36million

Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado in action against AS Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi during the Italian Serie A soccer match between AC Fiorentina and AS Roma. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’ Innocenti

Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado in action against AS Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi during the Italian Serie A soccer match between AC Fiorentina and AS Roma. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’ Innocenti

 

Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle is hopeful that Chelsea target Juan Guillermo Cuadrado will not leave the Serie A club in January.

The Colombian winger has been strongly linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League leaders in the winter transfer market and has a buy-out clause set at €36million.

Chelsea have reportedly offered €27million to acquire Cuadrado, who is tied to the Viola until June 2019.

When asked about the English club’s interest in Cuadrado, Della Valle told the club’s official website: “The buy-out clause is there.

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“We put it (buy-out clause) high in order to keep him (Cuadrado). I hope he will stay with us for a long time.”

Cuadrado was one of the stand-out players alongside James Rodriguez for Colombia in last year’s World Cup in Brazil.

The 26-year-old joined Fiorentina in 2012 from Udinese and has been a regular in Vincenzo Montella’s side since.

The Colombian has scored four goals and set up four more in 16 league appearances for Fiorentina this season.

Cuadrado started in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Roma that lifted the Florence outfit to sixth in the Serie A table.

Fiorentina have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia and will take on Tottenham in the last 32 of the Europa League next month.

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