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In the past couple of weeks, Manchester City have extensively been linked with Brighton & Hove Albion’s Marc Cucurella.
With a recent report claiming that Pep Guardiola believes current first choice left-sided full-back option Joao Cancelo is not a ‘natural fit’ in the position, and Oleksandr Zinchenko being heavily speculated with an exit from Manchester City this summer, it has seemed as though the club are targeting the aforementioned Catalan defender as their primary reinforcement in the role.
As talk around the 23-year old shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, new details have emerged about the player’s potential switch from the South to the North-West of the country.
According to the latest information provided by journalists Matteo Moretto and Albert Roge, Manchester City’s ‘priority objective’ in the summer market remains the signing of Marc Cucurella from Brighton & Hove Albion.
It has been stated that the interest in the La Masia graduate has emerged as a result of Pep Guardiola’s ‘request’, with the Manchester City manager personally wanting the move to come to fruition.
As things stand, it is mentioned that the Premier League champions are ‘awaiting departures’ before they make their first official offer to kickstart the process of signing Cucurella, although an agreement between Manchester City and the player is said to not be a ‘problem’.
With Manchester City recently linked with Wolves’ Rayan Aït-Nouri as well, it would be natural to assume that the club are eyeing a more traditional left-back option next season.
Additionally, the arrival of a physically imposing striker such as Erling Haaland indicates that Manchester City could undertake a more direct approach going forward, but only time will tell whether such an assumption will prove correct.
Considering Marc Cucurella’s wand of a left foot and emergence as one of the Premier League’s highest chance creators last term, it seems like only a matter of time before Pep Guardiola’s side will submit their first bid in an attempt to lure his signature in preparation for the 2022/23 campaign.