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Transfer Rater: Eden Hazard to Real Madrid

Football Whispers
 By Ben Gladwell

Juan Cuadrado staying at Fiorentina

Juan Cuadrado has told La Gazzetta dello Sport he is happy at Fiorentina amid reports linking him with a move away from the club.

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Last week, Cuadrado, who has impressed at this summer's World Cup for Colombia, was bought outright by Fiorentina after an agreement with Udinese was reached.

The wideman has since been linked with a move to Barcelona but the 26-year-old has insisted he is committed to the Viola.

"I've said and I repeat that I'm happy in Florence," he said. "My family are happy there too, but I'll start thinking about my future only after the World Cup.

"Things are only just beginning. [Fiorentina coach Vincenzo] Montella has been an important maestro for me. Up until a few years ago, I didn't have the same coolness in front of goal."

Asked about his apparent valuation of 30 million euros, he said: "It's a strange feeling. At first, I'd look at such figures and they would make me laugh. It seemed almost incredible, but now I'm happy. It means that I've won my battle, but it's not going to go to my head."

Fiorentina vice-president Andrea Della Valle admitted Cuadrado's displays in Brazil are harming their hopes of keeping hold of a player who still has three years left to run on his contract.

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"I'll do all I can to keep him in Florence, but I know it's going to be difficult," he said.

"But I'm experienced in dealing with cases like this one, and it is going to be our priority. Certainly the visibility he is getting at the World Cup is not helping, but I've not spoken to anybody yet and the transfer window has not even opened."

Meanwhile, Cuadrado believes he is "living a fairytale" as Colombia prepare to face Uruguay in the round of 16 of the World Cup on Saturday.

The winger has carried on his Serie A form with Fiorentina to inspire his nation to top spot in Group C, and he admits he is currently on cloud nine.

"I'm living a fairytale," he said. "We're really enjoying ourselves. There are no prima donnas among us and no jealousy, we're just one big happy family."


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