Arsenal set to make approach for £21m La Liga defender

By | February 28, 2020

Sometimes a club can have a problem with a specific position, and for Arsenal, that seems to be the left-back spot.

Kieran Tierney may still turn out to be the answer there, but he’s often injured, and he was a signing from a previous regime, so Mikel Arteta might want to bring his player in.

Sead Kolasinac hasn’t shown enough to justify a significant role, while Bukayo Saka has filled in well, but he’s also an attacking player playing out of position.

According to a report from The Express, the Gunners are eyeing a £21m transfer for Marc Cucurella, currently on loan at Getafe from Barcelona.

He may not be a huge name, but he’s really impressed in La Liga over the past couple of campaigns and could be an exciting addition.

He was outstanding for Eibar the last term, and Getafe are a genuine contender for a Champions League spot next campaign after an impressive season.

He’s only 21-year-old, but he has that ability to just occupy an entire side of the field, much like Dani Alves used to do at Barca. He’s technically brilliant but also has the work ethic and defensive ability to make the spot his own.

It could be complicated because the report states that Getafe have an option to buy him and other teams are interested, but he does seem precisely the kind of player that would fit in at Arsenal.