Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of a left wing back has taken them to Brighton and Hove Albion’s Marc Cucurella, who excelled against Manchester United on Saturday.
Sergio Reguilon’s future at Tottenham now looks a little unclear. The London Evening Standard claim that Tottenham are open to selling Reguilon and he has suffered yet another injury.
Ryan Sessegnon has shown promise in a wing back role under Antonio Conte but another option would be needed if Reguilon leaves.
TuttoJuve now claim that Tottenham are eyeing up Brighton star Cucurella as they look to battle with Juventus for his signature.
Cucurella, 23, cost Barcelona £15million last summer having excelled at Getafe.
Formerly of Barcelona, Cucurella was long tipped for a big future and is now shining in the Premier League.
The Spaniard has been quick, aggressive and a real threat going forward throughout this season having played mostly as a left wing back.
That’s what Tottenham are seeking and it may well be that Cucurella ends up replacing his compatriot Reguilon at Spurs.
Tottenham may well have been watching Cucurella in action against Manchester United on Saturday evening – and they will have been very impressed.
Cucurella scored a superb left-footed strike, hammering the ball past David De Gea at his near post to make it 2-0 to Brighton.
The Seagulls ended up winning 4-0 as they embarrassed United on the South Coast.
Cucurella’s display was vital to that success against United and he earned some deserved praise from teammate Lewis Dunk.
Speaking to Sky Sports after demolishing United, Dunk stated that Cucurella has been simply ‘amazing’ since joining Brighton.
Dunk added that he thinks Cucurella has been ‘outstanding’ all season and the way he has adjusted to life in the Premier League is truly great.
“Too easy,” said Dunk. “Amazing from game one to now, to come over to a new country and a new league and perform at a consistent level, he’s been outstanding and a pleasure to play with,” he added.
Brighton will of course want to keep hold of Cucurella, but they may well find that Tottenham throw money at them for the Spaniard.