Bavarians want to move before Colombian’s value rises further…
SEE MORE: The best young footballers in the world
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is keen to sign versatile Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado to take up the right-back slot in his setup, reports the Express.
The former Barcelona boss’ interest in signing the 26-year old comes as a blow to Premier League hotshots Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United who too have been keeping close tabs on the Fiorentina man.
Cuadrado is more comfortable playing as a winger, but he’s been used in the past in defence – a spot Guradiola thinks he’ll be able to perform perfectly in Germany.
Amidst reports that Manchester United already submitted a £30 million bid for Cuadrado’s services, Bayern are hoping to hijack the deal by offering a bigger sum and also the promise of Champions League football next season. The Daily Express reports that Arsenal and Liverpool are reluctant to match Fiorentina’s £40 million valuation of the Colombian, and might well drop out of the race soon.
Cuadrado has been one of the best players for Colombia at the ongoing World Cup, and is also being tracked by Catalan giants Barcelona for quite some time now.