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Brighton's Mark Cucurella files a transfer request after Man City's £30m offer was news

Brighton defender Mark Cucurella has submitted a transfer request to push for a move to Manchester City.

sky sports news We understand that Brighton’s commitment to its 24-year-old valuation has not changed with this development.

The Seagulls have rejected a £30m bid for the full-back from defending Premier League champions City, valuing the Spaniard at £50m.

Cucurella enjoyed a highly successful first Premier League season after joining from Getafe last summer on a deal worth around £15million and was named Brighton’s Player of the Season.

Brighton don’t want Cucurella out and with four years left on his Amex contract, it would require a huge offer to sell. is pushing forward.

How Cucurella compares to other City full-backs

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has expressed interest in signing the left-back, but has refused to be drawn in by updates on Cucurella’s future.

“If possible, yes [we want to sign a left-back]’ said Guardiola at a press conference ahead of City’s Community Shield match against Liverpool on Saturday.

“But if not, we will stay. Joanne.” [Cancelo] You can play there.Josh [Wilson-Esbrand] and Nathan [Ake, too]I have never complained about the team since the first season. Anything the club can do is in the club’s interest, not mine.”

“He’s a Brighton player, I can’t say anything else,” Guardiola said when asked specifically about Cucurella.

City’s manager also announced defender Aymeric Laporte will be out until September following knee surgery.

Potter: I have nothing to say unless the club agrees

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Regarding Neil Maupay and Mark Cucurella transfer rumors, Graham Potter says it’s just speculation until the player and club agree on the terms of the transfer.

Brighton manager Graham Potter said: sky sports news This week, he said he respects the notion that a player like Cucurella has career ambitions and a family to think about, but his left-back transfer is not worth talking about until both clubs agree on a fee. do not have.

“We can talk about anything the media has to offer, but we won’t say anything until the club and the players agree,” Potter said. sky sports news.

“They know it’s part of life and the noise that surrounds football. Certainly at this level. You can only control what you can control. It’s part of life and it’s the same. It’s as easy as

“They are human beings, and as long as the window is open, there is potential.

“At the same time, we know it’s part of the game and it’s something they have to deal with. Just focus on the next training session and the game. That’s the only thing they can do.”

Carla: left back in question position under Pep

Jamie Carragher says Man City lacked a ‘outstanding’ left-back during Guardiola’s tenure, but Cucurella would provide healthy competition if he moved to the Etihad. rice field.

talk sky sports newssaid the former Liverpool defender: “I think Man City have always – really since Pep was there – lacked a true outstanding left-back. It was a position that held players.

“I know Kyle Walker plays right-back, but I have no idea who’s playing every week. [Joao] Cancelo went there and really did better than everyone else, but I’m sure Pep wants a left foot there.

Guardiola spent over £225m on full-backs
Guardiola spent over £225m on full-backs

“Since Zinchenko has moved to Arsenal, when you ask ‘Is he worth it?’ Manchester City normally spend £40-50m on full-backs. Since Pep came, they have has done it in an infamous way and likes any move, what you pay for, you think he’s worth it.

“When you see him in the Brighton shirt, he looks like a classy operator. He plays a similar type of football to Manchester City in possession, so I’m sure he’ll be a good sign. is doing.

“This is what Manchester City need right now with Zinchenko up front and a little more competition with Cancelo, who can bring competition to Walker on the other side.”

Cucurella was one of Brighton's best performers
Cucurella was one of Brighton’s best performers

Man City match: West Ham’s visit to be broadcast live on Sky Sports

Manchester City will visit West Ham on Sunday 7 August to begin their Premier League title defense with the match live-streamed on Sky Sports.

The first Manchester derby of the season takes place at the Etihad on 1 October before City head to title rivals Liverpool on 15 October.

The champions’ final game before the season was suspended for the winter World Cup was against Brentford at home on 12 November, and Leeds at Elland Road on Boxing Day when the campaign resumed. increase.

City are off to a tough start to 2023 with tricky back-to-back matches against Chelsea and Manchester United on 2nd and 14th January respectively.

As the campaign draws to a close, Pep Guardiola’s side will reunite with Liverpool at the Etihad on 1 April, host Chelsea on 20 May, and conclude in Brentford on 28 May.

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