Pep Guardiola was searching for a new left-back following Zinchenko’s transfer to Arsenal. The chosen replacement was Marc Cucurella.
Originally, Brighton’s asking price for their player seemed to high for City. However, it now seems as though the two clubs have reached a 30 million pound agreement.
Manchester City have been working hard on finding a replacement for Zinchenko following the left-back’s recent transfer to Arsenal. The only player left in the City squad who is naturally a left-back is first-choice Joao Cancelo. Pep Guardiola therefore required a back-up.
The chosen one was a player well known in the Spanish La Liga. After waving goodbye to the Ukranian, The Cityzens set their sights on number target, Marc Cucurella. However, the difficulty was that his current club, Brighton, were asking for 50 million pounds for their defender at the start of the negotiations.
After various meetings and having made their intentions clear, the Seagulls have seemingly dropped their asking price to a figure closer to 30 million pounds and agreed a deal with the reigning Premier League champions. This is according to ‘The Sun’.
Before Brighton accepted City’s offer, The Sky Blues were considering other names such as that of Benfica player, Grimaldo. However, the 30 million for the ex-Getafe man is sufficient for City and he will be the one to join the club.
The defender appeared in 38 matches for Brighton last season, starting 36 of them. The man raised in Barcelona’s academy scored one goal and made two assists in his first season on English soil.