Graham Potter insists Man City goal is glad at Brighton

Brighton supervisor Graham Potter has insisted defender Marc Cucurella stays glad on the membership amid curiosity from Manchester City.

City are wanting to interchange Oleksandr Zinchenko, who has joined Arsenal, and Pep Guardiola is eager to do a deal for Barcelona academy graduate Cucurella, who’s primarily a left-back however impressed in a central function final season.

Indeed, a gap bid for Cucurella was rapidly rejected by Brighton, who stay eager to preserve the Spaniard – a sentiment clearly shared by the followers who chanted his identify within the current pleasant win over Reading.

Asked by The Argus how Cucurella is coping with the hypothesis, Potter stated: “Yeah, he is glad. It’s difficult as a result of there’s hypothesis and issues like that.

“He’s a human being and that is the problem with footballers. When the window is open, you are linked to this and that.

“It is what it is. We have a lot of respect for Marc and we like him a lot and we just help him enjoy his football.”

City supervisor Pep Guardiola just lately admitted talks had been ongoing with Brighton over Cucurella however insisted the Premier League champions are ready to stroll away from negotiations if a value can not be agreed.

“We are in negotiations. If that doesn’t happen, we have options: [Joao] Cancelo, [Josh] Wilson-Esbrand is a young talent, [Nathan] Åke can play there,” emphasised the City boss.

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