Fiorentina boss declines to validate transfer speculations

Luis Enrique commented briefly on Javier Mascherano’s future and not at all on links to Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado.

After facing and losing to Napoli in Geneva on Wednesday evening, the Barcelona tactician inevitably faced questions on the Vesuviani’s early-summer pursuit of Mascherano.


“I believe that Mascherano has preferred the sun of Barcelona to that of Napoli,” Enrique responded to Sky Sport Italia. Sportmediaset asked about Barca’s links to Fiorentina winger Cuadrado, with this seen as a crucial week regarding his future.

“I am accustomed to speaking only about my players,” countered the tactician. “I will not comment.”

Enrique endured a difficult spell in Serie A himself as a Coach, with Roma, who will be in the Champions League this season alongside his Barca. They will be good for Europe.