‘He Doesn’t Say He’s Not Leaving’ ‘We Should Go Again With A Different Bid’ Fans React As Manager Speaks Out On City Target’s Future

‘He Doesn’t Say He’s Not Leaving’ ‘We Should Go Again With A Different Bid’ Fans React As Manager Speaks Out On City Target’s Future

Brighton manager Graham Potter has claimed that Marc Cucurella is not unsettled at the club despite interest from Manchester City.

The Premier League champions are believed to have had an opening £30m bid rejected by the Seagulls, but Potter says Cucurella is coping well with the speculation:

“Yes, he’s happy. It’s not easy because there’s speculation and these things. He is a human being and that is the challenge with footballers. When the window is open, you get linked with this and that. It is what it is. We have a lot of respect for Marc and we like him a lot and we are just helping him enjoy his football.”


Supporters on Twitter are very much hoping that City return with a second offer for Cucurella, as they believe that Brighton will compromise on their reported £50m asking price:

Chelsea and Tottenham have also been linked with Cucurella this summer but neither are thought to be in a position to make an offer, unlike City.

It does give Pep Guardiola’s side an advantage as Brighton can’t start a bidding war between competing teams. It doesn’t necessarily mean, though, that the Seagulls will lower their valuation significantly.

Last summer, they demanded £50m for Ben White and they eventually received the fee from Arsenal. City fans should expect a long, drawn-out negotiation if that transfer is anything to go by.

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