Manchester United are ‘very close’ to sealing a move for CHELSEA defender Marc Cucurella, according to reports in Spain.
After establishing himself as one of the best left-backs in the Premier League during his time with Brighton – the club made the move to bring him to Stamford Bridge in a deal that was worth £50 million.
There was alot of hype surrounding the player and his ability – but he has failed to leave a mark on that Chelsea side and According to a recent report on Spanish newspaper Marca, that has prompted the board to try and cut their losses on the defender and it is claimed that he was offered to Atletico Madrid.
However – a move to Spain never happened as he wanted to stay at the Blues this summer and fight for his place in the side – but it now seems that he could be set for a more after all.
WHAT IS THE LATEST –
United made an informal approach for Cucurella on Saturday and Marca say the Spaniard is now close to completing a loan switch to Old Trafford.
The club are likely to demand an upfront fee, plus full covering of Cucurella’s wages in order for him to move to the north-west.
The defender is said to be keen on a move to Old Trafford following a frustrating 12 months in west London.
SHOULD CUCURELLA STAY AND FIGHT FOR HIS PLACE?
Cucurella was never going to be number one at Stamford Bridge – he was only signed because Ben Chilwell kept getting injured – so he was going to have to get used to sitting on the bench.
We would love him to stay and fight for his place, but can understand why he wants to leave.
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