Barcelona slight favourites to sign speed demon according to bookie

Barcelona’s transfer business has has been focused mainly on Luis Suarez this summer. But now that a deal has been done for the Uruguayan you would imagine that Barcelona will attempt to pursue several other targets, as they plan to return straight to the top table of European football.

With Messi, Suarez and Neymar all working in tandem by the turn of the year it’s going to be truly frightening stuff from Barcelona next season.

But regardless of how good the finishers are they are going to need some brilliant service too – top distribution into those front three.

And someone who has quality in bucket loads from the wide areas is Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado.

He had a fantastic World Cup and that has only served to increase his profile – he has reportedly drawn interest from big European clubs including Barcelona and Manchester United.

Whoever else is in for him Barcelona offer such an attractive proposition for any player who wants to reach the top. The team, the stadium and the city are hard to beat.

We can definitely imagine this lad turning up at the Camp Nou this autumn but he won’t come cheap due to that demand for his signature.

And with such a huge outlay on Suarez you would also imagine that Barcelona may have to do offload a few players before a deal can happen.

Nevertheless English bookmaker SkyBet have Barcelona as clear favourites to sign a player this summer, if he does move from his current club, at odds of 2/1. And they were 3/1 yesterday so Barcelona have come in again.

Let’s see Cuadrado in full flight. Barcelona fans: could this winger be played as a wing back to eventually take the place of Dani Alves?