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Fabrizio Romano: Manchester City Reach Agreement With Marc Cucurella

Fabrizio Romano: Manchester City Reach Agreement With Marc Cucurella

Manchester City have now reached an agreement with Marc Cucurella on personal terms, as a transfer from Brighton moves a step closer.

Manchester City have reached an agreement with Brighton & Hove Albion left-back Marc Cucurella, according to new information.

The summer-long pursuit of the defender has seemingly taken a step towards completion, following the latest development.

From the viewpoint of the south coast club, they are yet to reach a full agreement with the Premier League champions over a transfer fee.

It was recently reported that Etihad Stadium officials had made their opening offer for the former La Liga man, in a proposal that was swiftly rejected by Amex Stadium chiefs.

As per various sources, Manchester City's opening bid was in the region of £30 million - which is substantially below the requests of Brighton for Marc Cucurella.

Marc Cucurella in action for Brighton.
Marc Cucurella in action for Brighton.

The Seagulls value their Player of the Season for the last campaign at around £50 million, although there is seemingly a reluctance from City to meet such a figure immediately.

Nevertheless, while the two clubs continue to negotiate and hold talks, a new development has signalled an advancement in the proposed transfer.

According to the information of transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City now have an agreement in place with Brighton's Marc Cucurella on personal terms.

Furthermore, Romano highlights that Cucurella is not happy with the ongoing situation and really wants a move to the Etihad Stadium this summer.

It is explained that the 24 year-old initially joined Brighton last summer 'dreaming of a top English club one day', and when Pep Guardiola called him, the player then only wanted a move to the Premier League champions.

In full, Fabrizio Romano explained on the latest episode of the 'Here We Go' podcast, "I am told that the player is not happy.

"The player really wants this move to Manchester City.

"He joined Brighton dreaming of a top English club one day and when Pep Guardiola called him, he only wanted this move to Manchester City."

For now, it is seemingly a matter of waiting for the two clubs to move forward.

Marc Cucurella
Marc Cucurella

It is obvious that City will need to increase their offer for the player, and there is an expectation that Txiki Begiristain and his colleagues will do so in the coming days and weeks ahead.

Should Manchester City move closer to Brighton's valuation, then it is likely that the Amex Stadium club will not stand in the way of the player given that he wants a move.

Only recently, Brighton's technical director David Weir highlighted this very matter, as he disclosed, “It’s an important part of recruitment that players know they can leave the club to go on to bigger teams than Brighton.

"I think what we do is most important and if at some stage it is right for the club and the individual wants to leave, then I think that will have to be a part of the process as well."

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Topics: Marc Cucurella, Brighton And Hove Albion, Manchester City, Manchester City Transfer News & Rumours, Premier League, Football, Transfers, Fabrizio Romano