According to reports, Chelsea is gearing up to outbid Manchester City for the Brighton left-back
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that Chelsea appears to have outbid Man City for Marc Cucurella and is prepared to match Brighton’s £50 million asking price. By coming to an understanding on personal terms with the player, they achieved a crucial advancement.
Cucurella, 24, moved from Getafe to Brighton on the final day of the previous summer and has had a successful first season in the Premier League. He delivered a number of outstanding performances, including a 4-0 home hammering of Manchester United, and immediately established himself as a staple in Graham Potter’s backline. Many elite teams, with Chelsea leading the pack, have expressed interest in the Spaniard as a result of his strong performance and contribution this past season.
In an effort to replace Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, who left on free transfers, Chelsea is looking for methods to enhance their defense in the transfer market. Despite having purchased Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, they have missed out on Nathan Ake, Matthijs de Ligt, and Jules Kounde who are looking for replacements. Chelsea has given Tuchel permission to pursue Marc Cucurella if he wants to add another central defender.
In Graham Potter’s 3-4-3 or 3-4-1-2 systems, Cucurella thrived at Brighton as a left-back, impressing with his speed, ability to cross, run, and close. assist in the attack. Since he was so reliable the previous campaign, Tuchel should be able to utilize Cucurella in his back three at Chelsea. He also occasionally plays left-back.
Alongside Thiago Silva and Kalidou Koulibaly, Cucurella can kick in the back, giving steadiness and vigor. In one-on-one scenarios, the Spaniard is a strong defender who is challenging to beat and outwit. He is only 1m72 tall, which makes him quite agile and able to function in challenging circumstances.
Due of his ability to attack and do harm in the bottom third of the field, Cucurella is regarded as a left-back. The issue, though, is that Chelsea also has Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso in this spot. Cucurella and Chilwell will be in competition for the left-back position should the Blues move on because Tuchel will likely struggle to start both of them even if Alonso departs. to depict 4-3-3.
Overall, the addition of Cucurella will improve Chelsea’s defensive options and give coach Tuchel the depth his team requires to contend in the forthcoming campaign.
If Marc Cucurella joins Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, it will allow Marcos Alonso to go back to Spain.
Ben Chilwell, who has been sidelined by a knee ailment for about a year, will directly oppose Cucurella in this matchup.
Chelsea is continuously working hard to bolster the defense line’s personnel. They are closely pursuing Leicester’s Wesley Fofana and Josko Gvardiol, two central defenders (RB Leipzig).