After Erling Haaland, Manchester City wants to continue to strengthen its workforce and would be close to an agreement with Brighton for Marc Cucurella.
Manchester City activates slowly but surely on the summer transfer window. If there is little chance of seeing such a big recruit asErling Haaland join the ranks of the Skyblues this summer, other reinforcements may arrive to compensate for possible departures, such as Kalvin Phillips who could come after Fernandinho at the end of the contract.
As a full-back, Pep Guardiola has to deal with 3 players (Cancelo, Walker and Zinchenko) for two positions since the rape charges including Benjamin Mendy is about. Although it is 3 high quality players, the Spanish technician would like to have two solutions on each side. And for that it is Marc Cucurella (23 years old) who could land on the side of the Etihad Stadium this summer.
An agreement with the player already found
Author of a very good season at Brighton, the 23-year-old Spaniard has flourished under Graham Potter since his arrival last summer and has become a benchmark in the Premier League in his first season, having even been voted the club’s best player by supporters. And things could quickly accelerate since this Thursday AS evokes an agreement between the player trained in Barcelona and the reigning English champion.
🤝Acuerdo con Cucurella
🔜Guardiola tiene muy cerca su segundo fichaje. El español cubrirá el puesto de lateral izquierdo que tantos quebraderos de cabeza le ha dado al City esta temporadahttps://t.co/BTzH1whFY1
— Diario AS (@diarioas) June 22, 2022
As for the transfer, the Seagulls and the Cityzens would be about to agree for an amount of around 35 million euros, a nice capital gain after having recruited him for 18 million euros from Getafe last summer.
For its part, City continues to strengthen its armada to defend its national title but also and above all to try to finally win the Champions League.