Manchester United have reportedly receive the ‘green light’ to sign Chelsea left-back Marc Cucurella, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.
United have offered a deal to Cucurella, which he is thought to have accepted – the Red Devils have yet to agree a transfer price with Chelsea at this point, however.
Moreover, United will reportedly not be seeking out any other left-backs other than Cucurella – if they cannot land a deal for him, they will not add another left-back to their ranks in the ongoing transfer window, despite them being linked with other talents in the position.
On Twitter, Romano wrote: “Understand Manchester United have reached an agreement in principle with Cucurella on personal terms. Green light arrived on player side. Man United won’t negotiate for any other left back now — as they want to get Cucurella deal done with Chelsea ASAP.”
Who else, besides Manchester United, are interested in a move for Marc Cucurella?
Earlier in the transfer window, Newcastle United were heavily linked with a move for Cucurella in their search for a quality left-back. Despite this, since their acquisitions of Lewis Hall from Chelsea and Tino Livramento from Southampton, their interest in the player has waned.
As such, little should stand in United’s way as they look to complete a deal for the Spaniard – unless a new competitor decides to throw their hat into the ring at the last moment.
Will Cucurella be a regular starter at Old Trafford?
Since Cucurella joined Chelsea in the summer of 2022, he has largely been a major disappointment for the Blues. He has looked weak, slow and defensively negligent ever since his arrival – with little signs of improvement.
If United can seal a deal for the single-cap Spanish defender, they will be hoping that he does not bring his poor form at Chelsea with him.
If the Red Devils can complete a transfer for Cucurella, he would likely feature as a first-team regular up until the point that Luke Shaw returns from injury.
He should provide decent cover until then – but if he is only going to be used as a rotation option, United would be well served by trying to negotiate a lesser fee than what the Blues paid for him.