Manchester City may have just taken one big step in talks to sign Brighton and Hove Albion star and top target Marc Cucurella, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Guardiola’s top target…
The Premier League champions are now gearing up to defend their domestic crown yet again after a whirlwind finish to the 2021/2022 campaign.
Three goals in five minutes late on the final day secured City their fourth title in five seasons under manager Pep Guardiola and it’s safe to say he’s now set the standard.
A real summer of change is possible at Eastlands, however, as a plethora of first-team stars become linked with a potential exit.
In terms of incomings, both Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips and Brighton sensation Cucurella are believed to be Guardiola’s top targets.
The Latest: Report shares big Cucurella update…
According to Football Insider, a major update has come to light on City’s chase for the Seagulls defender.
Indeed, according to their information, Cucurella has now ‘accepted’ the Sky Blues’ contract offer as he shakes hands on personal terms.
This comes as Guardiola’s side are also in ‘advanced talks’ to ‘finalise a fee’ with Brighton – though a valuation is not agreed yet.
The Verdict: Exciting…
As City seemingly take a step forward in their bid for Cucurella, we believe he is the ideal candidate to shore up their left flank.
Still just 23-years-old, the Spaniard would come with a long shelf life after enjoying a stellar debut campaign at the Amex Stadium.
As per WhoScored, Cucurella finished 21/22 as their second-best performing regular behind Yves Bissouma whilst even managing the second-highest rate of tackles and third-best number of key passes made per 90.
It’s clear the starlet is a real all-rounder, leaving little wonder Sky Sports Analyst Statman Dave called him ‘unbelievable’ both going forward and at the back.
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