Barcelona have started the bidding for Fiorentina full-back Juan Guillermo Cuadrado at €25 million, reports Sport.
The Catalans informed the Serie A side of their interest back in April, but Viola officials did not want to open the negotiations until they purchase the remaining half of the player’s contract.
Sport understands that Fiorentina informed Barcelona last week that they had reached an agreement with Udinese, and the La Liga side did not need a lot of time to act.
The Catalans reportedly offered €25 million for the Colombia star, but it is believed Viola are holding out for €35 million.
Barcelona officials see the 26-year-old as a perfect long-term successor to Dani Alves and it appears they are ready to splash the cash in order to lure him to Camp Nou.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado was instrumental in Colombia’s victory over Greece, with los Cafeteros available at 23/20 to see off Ivory Coast as well.