Manchester United has inquired about signing Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella.
On Saturday night, Fabrizio Romano stated that Manchester United had contacted Chelsea about a prospective trade for Marc Cucurella. A possibly significant update has occurred.
The context is that Manchester United’s Luke Shaw has been injured. Tyrell Malacia has also been injured.
As a result, United are looking for an emergency left-back to provide cover.
Marc Cucurella is the most recent addition to Manchester United’s roster.
Marc Cucurella is unpopular at Chelsea. He has not appeared in any of their first three games.
Chelsea paid £62 million to sign him from Brighton barely a year ago. However, management changes have rendered him a pricey spare part.
Chelsea are open to a deal with Manchester United, according to Fabrizio Romano.
“Understand Chelsea are open to letting Cucurella leave on loan, but only under their terms (loan fee/salary coverage),” he explains.
Chelsea would be wise to remove him off their payroll, and United could easily find funds for a loan fee for the versatile defender.
Manchester United has seen both sides of Marc Cucurella.
Over the last 18 months, Manchester United has seen two very different Marc Cucurellas.
Cucurella was substituted after 36 minutes in the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in October, with Graham Potter making a tactical change due to Manchester United dominating early possession. Cucurella had been playing at wing-back, but he had been unwell, according to AS.
Cucurella’s better side was on display months earlier for Brighton, when he played a major role in the Seagulls’ 4-0 demolition of Ralf Rangnick’s side, even getting on the scoreboard with a rampaging performance.
Erik ten Hag could be able to get the most out of him, even if only temporarily until Shaw or Malacia return.