Juan Cuadrado signs new contract at Fiorentina until 2019
Juan Cuadrado has signed a new contract with Fiorentina that will keep him with the Serie A club until 2019.
The 26-year-old Colombian will receive close to 3 milion euros per year including bonuses, while the club set a buyout clause of 35 million euros.
"I'm happy for the renewal," Cuadrado wrote. "I thank my agent Alessandro Lucci, the Della Valle family, the club as a whole and in particular the President [Mario] Cognini for his availability. Forza Viola!"
Cuadrado's new deal comes after a summer in which he nearly left the Viola.
Barcelona and Manchester United were both reportedly interested in the winger, who finished the 2014 World Cup as the tournament's joint-top assist leader as Colombia reached the quarterfinals.
Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle even admitted he was pessimistic about their chances of holding on to the player, but a suitable offer failed to arrive before the window closed.