‘He won’t turn up’ – Man City target tipped to ‘put in transfer request’ to force move
With Oleksandr Zinchenko neglecting to hold down an ordinary beginning spot last season while Benjamin Mendy stays suspended over supposed sex violations, Manchester City have focused on it to sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton and Hove Albion this summer.
Pep Guardiola has needed the 23-year-old for quite a long time, yet City are standing by to offer Raheem Sterling and Nathan Ake to Chelsea prior to housing a bid. It’s reasonable they’re trying to adjust the books to keep straight with Financial Fair Player guidelines.
Brighton are frantic to keep the 23-year-old and have purportedly opened discusses another arrangement, yet Gabriel Agbonlahor says Cucurella will turn them down and could ‘place in a transfer demand’ to drive a transition to City.
“On the off chance that you’re at a club like Brighton and a club like Man City need you, you’ll make every effort to get out. It doesn’t make any difference how long you have been there.
“Man City are the Premier League champions, they will be in the Champions League. He’ll be passing on for that move. He’ll believe that it should happen soon in the event that Man City continue on toward different targets.”
Cucurella joined Brighton on a five-year bargain from Getafe the previous summer, setting the Premier League club back £16.2m.
The 23-year-old has shown up in all contests, scoring one goal with two helps and is presently worth £50m, however City are looking out for the £85m-£90m from selling Sterling and Ake before they hope to carry Cucurella to the Etihad Stadium.
Whether Zinchenko will remain at City after another left-back is marked is not yet clear, be that as it may.