September 30, 2022

Brighton defender Marc Cucurella has caught the attention of Pep Guardiola as Manchester Metropolis look to discover a new first selection left-back.

The Premier League leaders have already bolstered their ranks for subsequent season, agreeing a deal to signal Borussia Dortmund celebrity Erling Haaland earlier this month.

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Cucurella was beforehand focused by Chelsea and Tottenham throughout his time at Barcelona

And now Guardiola wants to bring him to City

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And now Guardiola desires to deliver him to Metropolis

Now, Pep Guardiola is trying to enhance his aspect’s defensive capabilities, significantly the left again spot, and the Metropolis boss is trying to make a swoop for Brighton‘s spectacular, 23-year-old defender Cucurella.

Based on The Telegraph, Metropolis are keen to supply Brighton £30million to deliver Cucurella to the Etihad after impressing the Spanish boss along with his performances at left-back and centre-back this season.

Metropolis have been with out first-choice left again Benjamin Mendy this season, with the Frenhcman having been suspended as he awaits a trial on rape expenses.

And while each Joao Cancelo and Oleksandr Zinchenko have performed a superb job at filling the emptiness there this season, Metropolis are nonetheless missing somebody who’s comfy within the position.

Cucurella – who got here by the ranks at Barcelona – has solely been on the Seagulls’ books for 9 months after signing on summer time deadline day final yr.

However the £15.4million signing has already turned heads, with him beginning each Premier League sport this season, scoring one aim and making one help.

Cucurella netted his first Premier League goal against City’s rivals Manchester United in his side’s 4-0 win

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Cucurella netted his first Premier League aim in opposition to Metropolis’s rivals Manchester United in his aspect’s 4-0 win


The truth is, Cucurella has boosted Graham Potter’s aspect’s attacking risk a lot that he has created the identical quantity of possibilities from open play as Chelsea’s Mason Mount (38).

However while Guardiola could also be eager to get Cucerella on board, Brighton recognise the significance of getting him of their workforce.

“He’s been actually necessary for us since he’s come right here,” Potter defined after his aspect’s 3-0 win at Wolves.

“A very infectious persona so the lads all love him. Nice character and bubbly persona across the membership after which on the pitch he brings power and high quality.”

The Spaniard’s present deal on the AMEX lasts till June 2026.