Pep Guardiola chasing Brighton star Marc Cucurella, 23, as Man City boss wants competition at problem left-back position

Pep Guardiola chasing Brighton star Marc Cucurella, 23, as Man City boss wants competition at problem left-back position

May 18, 2022

MANCHESTER CITY are prepared to go back to the future to land Marc Cucurella.

Brighton’s left wing-back is on Pep Guardiola’s radar again after his first season in the Premier League.

Wild–haired Cucu was tracked by the Etihad boss before the 23-year-old left Barcelona for Getafe in 2020.

Last summer he became a £15.4M Seagull and has just been named the club’s double player of the season.

Guardiola wants more competition in the position and City are prepared to double Brighton’s money this summer.

Cucurella recently helped the Seagulls thrash Manchester United 4-0.

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He scored his side's second goal on that day, before bursting into tears.

After the game, he paid tribute to those that have helped him settle in England.

He said: "Bruno has helped me a lot – also Robert (Sanchez), Alexis (Mac Allister).

“We have managed to have a good season.

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“We have two games left and we will try to win them.”

Cucurella has made 34 appearances in all competitions for Graham Potter's side.

He also earned his first Spain cap last year.

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