Premier League champions, Manchester City continue to bolster the squad for the incoming 2022-2023 EPL season and are on the verge of submitting the club’s first bid for Brighton & Hove Albion’s full back, Marc Cucurella.
According to top Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, the “first bid ready to proceed in advanced talks in the next days.”
He added that “Cucurella is still Man City top target as left back, Pep Guardiola really wants him. Work in progress.”
As expected, this was met by instant reaction on Twitter who Romano has shared the news. “What? He is the perfect left back for Guardiola’s system,” a user, Marcus Gromm wrote.
Oleksandr Zinchenko has been heavily speculated with a switch away from the Etihad Stadium in the coming weeks, with the likes of Barcelona, West Ham, Aston Villa and Leicester City all reported to be interested in the Sky Blues’ utility man.
There has also been a recent eye-opening suggestion that Pep Guardiola privately believes that despite Joao Cancelo’s rousing success as a makeshift left-back over the course of the 2021/22 season, the Portuguese international is ‘not a natural fit’ in the position.
As a result, the background behind the Premier League champions pushing to prise away Marc Cucurella from Brighton & Hove Albion before the start of the new campaign is certainly a story that has legs to it.