YouTuber Mark Goldbridge has claimed that he expects Marc Cucurella to sign for Manchester City – and that it could be the signing of the summer.
There have been reports stating that City are interested in signing Cucurella from Brighton & Hove Albion, and the Premier League champions are set to make a bid for the Spanish left-back in the next few days.
Cucurella signed for Brighton from Getafe last summer, and was been one of the standout performers for the Seagulls as they achieved their highest-ever finish in the Premier League, while he was named Player of the Season for the south coast side.
With Yves Bissouma edging closer to becoming a Tottenham Hotspur player, Goldbridge spoke on his YouTube channel and claimed that if Cucurella signed for City, it would be one of the signings of the summer.
He said: “I’m now tempted to say that Cucurella to Man City is up there with Bissouma as signing of the summer. I know people are buying Haaland and Nunez and there will be some other big deals – maybe [Manchester] United will finally do a De Jong deal – but in relation to Cucurella, every time I’ve watched him, he’s brilliant.
“I’d expect them to get that deal done now. He’s only been at Brighton for a year, so they’ll probably pay more for him than Spurs paid for Bissouma, because there was only one year left on his deal.”
Should City sign Cucurella?
TIF Thoughts on Goldbridge’s comments…
Cucurella is just 23 years old and was heavily involved in his first Premier League season last term for Brighton, in which he made a great impression, having had the third-highest average player rating (7.11) in the Seagulls side.
Manchester City played Joao Cancelo, who is naturally a right-back, at left-back for the majority of last season, so bringing in Cucurella could be a great option for Pep Guardiola, not only because of his age, but also because it will allow Cancelo to revert to his favoured position.