Expert Eye: Man United target is ‘better than I ever was,’ admits World Cup winner

first_img Mauro Camoranesi says Juan Cuadrado is better than he ever was Louis van Gaal’s luck appears to be in at Old Trafford as Bayern Munich have reportedly pulled out of the race to sign Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina.That leaves just Barcelona standing in Manchester United’s way in the battle for Colombia’s World Cup star where he scored once and created four goals as they reached the quarter-finals in Brazil.In Italy he is known as ‘La Vespa’ and appears to have already been the subject of a £27.5million bid from the Red Devils, but La Viola are holding out for at least £30million.So what would Man United be getting for the money? talkSPORT’s Expert Eye gets the thoughts of those who know him best…When things get tangled up, Cuadrado can take your breath away.– Colombia’s 1994 coach Francisco MaturanaHe’s a player with great physical conditioning who achieved great things with his club, just as he has done with his country, and he is ready to go to a great club, regardless of how well he does at the World Cup.It’s satisfying to have him with Colombia and for sure he will go on to grace the most important pitches in football, and more if he goes to a great club like Barcelona.– Current Colombia manager Jose PekermanCuadrado is amazing. In the second half of last season he scored loads of goals for us. He’s so dominant in one-on-one situations and uses his pace to great effect.Not only that, but he’s also a very versatile player. Last season we went towards a four in the midfield, but he can also be one of three up front. Juan’s grown so much over these past two seasons. He’s become a crucial part of our team.– Fiorentina team-mate Borja Valero cooed about Cuadrado’s talentWho would I recommend we sign this summer? 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.– Manchester City player and former Fiorentina team-mate Stevan Jovetic recommended him to the Premier League championsI’d like to see Cuadrado in that [Juventus] team. I think Cuadrado is one of the strongest wide players around. He would be a great player for Juventus, that’s for sure.He’s much better than I ever was. He has so much quality, is lightning quick and can do his defensive duties as well. I think he would be ideal for Juve.– Juventus legend Mauro CamoranesiFrom what you saw of Cuadrado at the World Cup and in Serie last season, what do you think of him? 1last_img

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