Manchester United are interested in Chelsea midfielder Marc Cucurella as a possible replacement for Luke Shaw, who is presently sidelined, according to Fabrizio Romano’s YouTube channel.
The Red Devils are looking for a replacement for Luke Shaw.
While the Manchester-based club has not yet initiated negotiations for Marc Cucurella, the Red Devils have made direct contact with Chelsea to inquire about the terms of a possible loan deal.
Chelsea has indicated that they are willing to let Marc Cucurella depart on loan, subject to criteria such as the loan price and salary coverage, among others, which will be discussed with the club.
Romano stated that the relocation will not be ‘that straightforward’ to complete because there is a lot to talk regarding the loan. This includes the loan period and the fee the Blues would want for the defender. Meanwhile, Manchester United must hold internal debates about how much money they are ready to invest in the left-back position.
Manchester United’s Left-Side Challenges
The Red Devils want to sign a loan left-back without spending a lot of money. This is in light of Luke Shaw’s muscular injury, which could keep him out for several weeks, as disclosed by manager Erik ten Hag before the game against Nottingham Forest.
United are now dealing with defensive issues on their left flank, which have been exacerbated by Tyrell Malacia’s injury and Brandon Williams’ loan to Championship club Ipswich. As a result, the club is left with few choices for the left-back position.
Other Players Who Have Been Selected
With the transfer window closing in a few days, Marc Cucurella, while still the top target, isn’t Manchester United’s only alternative. Sergio Reguilon is also on the club’s shortlist after his contract with Real Sociedad fell through. There is also the option of pursuing Marcos Alonso from Barcelona. The Red Devils have made touch with the Catalan club merely to inquire about the price of the defender.
Romano has also hinted at the presence of “one more candidate,” albeit he has not revealed his identity. At this point, Manchester United must decide on a fee for Cucurella and proceed with their official offer for the defender.