Man Metropolis goal Marc Cucurella palms in a switch request as wantaway Brighton defender desperately tries to power by a transfer – however there may be nonetheless a ‘large hole’ in valuation between the golf equipment as Seagulls demand £50m to promote
- With switch talks stalling, Marc Cucurella has handed in a switch request
- Man Metropolis and Brighton are round £20million aside in valuation of the left-back
- The Seagulls need £50m for the person they solely signed final summer season for £15m
- Talks between the 2 golf equipment are ‘ongoing’ however are additionally ‘troublesome’ at this stage
Marc Cucurella has informed Brighton he needs to go away amid curiosity in him from Manchester Metropolis.
Left-back Cucurella is known to have stepped up his makes an attempt to safe a transfer to the Etihad by confirming his want to stop the Amex.
Cucurella was recognized as Metropolis’s main goal for the left-back place and so they have intensified their efforts to signal him after promoting Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal.
Brighton’s Marc Cucurella has handed in a switch request amid curiosity from Man Metropolis
Champions Metropolis have made a proposal for Spaniard Cucurella, considered price greater than £30million, and are believed to be keen to go as much as £40m.
Nonetheless, Brighton don’t have any want or must promote and have put a £50m price ticket on the 24 year-old, a determine Metropolis think about too excessive.
The champions have recognized various targets together with Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa and Benfica’s Alex Grimaldo and are prepared to maneuver on if a compromise can’t be struck.
Cucurella joined Brighton final summer season from Getafe for round £15m, signing a five-year deal, and was a significant success in his debut season within the Premier League.
Cucurella was named Brighton’s participant of the season and rapidly turned a fan’s favorite
He made 35 appearances, rapidly turned a followers’ favorite and was named each Brighton’s participant of the season and gamers’ participant of the season.
With Metropolis eager on a left-back, Guardiola additionally is aware of Aymeric Laporte can do a job within the function, however the membership know they should discover a pure choice and that has develop into a precedence for the membership.
Cucurella appears to suit the mould. He’s a Barcelona academy graduate who shone in his debut season within the Premier League final 12 months.
Graham Potter (left) goes to make Pep Guardiola (proper) pay the worth for certainly one of his star males
He additionally received an Olympic silver medal with Spain final 12 months and constantly impressed along with his dogged defending complimenting his enthusiasm to get ahead and create.
He scored his first and up to now solely objective for the Seagulls in Could’s 4-0 win over Manchester United.
Metropolis get their season underway on Saturday once they tackle Liverpool in FA Neighborhood Protect, however they’ve till 11pm on September 1 till the switch window slams shut.