Barcelona in box seat for one of Europe’s best?

Barcelona have done some excellent business this summer. They have not only added a stellar name to their attack but also begun to address the holes in their defence.

There is however a strong sense that, after a comparatively disappointing season last time, they will invest again before the summer is out.

One player who has been strongly linked with Barcelona all summer is a brilliant Colombian Juan Cuadrado. The World Cup simply served to highlight the quality and consistency of this guy.

And you do feel that he would be perfect down the flanks for Barcelona either as a wingback or as an out and out forward.

Barcelona have seemingly had competition for the signature of the player but, over the weekend, areas of the English media reported that the Spanish club are perhaps once more in the box seat to sign the player. The Express reported:

The Manchester side had expected a swift response to their £28m bid early on Friday morning, however late interest from Barcelona has halted the move.

The problem for Barcelona could be the fact that they have already spent so much money. With FIFA FairPlay biting they need to balance the books. But with their revenues huge, and the money brought in from the sales of Sanchez and Fabregas, they should be ok for one more splurge.

Let’s see some more highlights of the player in action. Barcelona fans: should Cuadrado now be the number one priority this summer or should you be looking at more defensive reinforcements?