Transfer News: Manchester City confident of beating Chelsea against Marc Cucurella
According to The Sun, Manchester City are confident of signing Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella with Chelsea also interested in the defender.
Cucurella joined Brighton from Getafe in the summer and has since established himself as one of the Premier League’s most promising left-backs. Highly attacking in nature, the Spaniard is also good defensively and has all the attributes desired in a modern full-back.
The 23-year-old has featured 38 times for Graham Potter’s side this season and although he hasn’t scored a single goal, he has provided two assists in all competitions. Although these numbers don’t tell the real story, the former Barcelona man has been far better than the records suggest.
Manchester City and Chelsea have been keen to bring the talented Spaniard to their respective clubs, but Man City are said to be confident of beating the Blues to sign Cucurella.
A solid option?
A product of the famed La Masia academy, the talented Spaniard couldn’t break into the Barcelona squad and had to turn to new pastures to seize an opportunity.
The 23-year-old has all the raw material needed to succeed at a club like Chelsea or Manchester City. Excellent for the future, Cucurella is everything a manager would dream of in a modern lackluster fullback and his production will only increase.
Most players from other leagues don’t jump into the Premier League like a fish in water, but Cucurella managed to do just that. He’s settled into the Brighton squad very well and it’s no surprise big clubs in the PL are keen to sign him.
If the Blues manage to land Cucurella, they could look to use the Spaniard in a number of ways. He can be used as a rotation option for Ben Chilwell at left-back, but Tuchel could also opt to deploy Cucurella as a replacement for Antonio Rudiger and play him on the left of a back three.
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It remains to be seen how Chelsea manage to beat Manchester City against Marc Cucurella. If they can do that, it will be a great signing for the Blues.