Manchester City have taken their last gap in their quest to sign Marc Cucurella. Despite City’s upgraded £40m offer, and Cucurella’s formal request to exit the club, Brighton and Hove Albion have still maintained their initial £50m stance.
The Etihad club are finally drawing the curtains on the pursuit, as Chelsea have now thrown themselves into the controversy pudding.
Manchester City are in the habit of walking away from seemingly tough transfers, and this could just be no different.
The six time Premier League champions are not entirely stranded. The transfer window is very much alive and they still have a couple of options on their radar: Benfica’s Alex Grimaldo and VFB Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa.
News according to American reporter, Ben Jacobs backs Manchester City to finally make a move for the latter, which helps them save half the amount they budgeted for Cucurella.
The Croatian’s £20m asking price is nothing compared to the quality he provides at the backline and more importantly in the final third. Sosa’s eight assists last season, and nine in the previous is only an indication of the wealth of potential that can be further harnessed under City manager, Pep Guardiola.
The 24 year old also attracted interest from Chelsea, but the London team are still yet to make an official proposal for the player. Rather, they have opted to drive on rough roads in their pursuit of City’s target, Cucurella.