Manchester City have been known to secure summer transfers for players from other Premier League clubs over the years.
Players such as Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, John Stones and Kyle Walker, among others, have all made moves to the Etihad Stadium from other top-flight sides.
One other Premier League figure that the Citizens have been mentioned with in recent weeks is Chelsea right-back, Reece James.
Although, it has also been reported that Chelsea are looking to tie the defender down to a new contract, which could scupper City’s chances of securing a deal for the Englishman.
With that in mind, one other Premier League player that Pep Guardiola’s side could look to sign this summer as their own version of the Chelsea star is Brighton & Hove Albion full-back Marc Cucurella.
Both Cucurella and James have shown during their previous Premier League campaigns just how capable they are in terms of their defensive and attacking work.
With 62 league appearances between them last season, the duo racked up a combined total of 177 crosses, 103 dribbles, 95 interceptions and 86 successful tackles.
In fact, James is included on a list of similar players to the Brighton figure according to Football Transfers.
In terms of a potential move to City this summer for Cucurella, The Athletic’s Brighton journalist Andy Naylor, said it would take an “eye-watering” offer to get the Seagulls to sell their left-back during this current period.
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In fact, it has been reported that the south coast club value the defender at £50m, suggesting that it would take this sort of fee from the Citizens to get him.
Having shown how capable he is of playing in the Premier League and being a useful figure up and down the pitch, it could be very much worth the club paying what Brighton want for him.
Moving forward, if a move for James is off the cards for the current summer window, launching a move to sign Cucurella could be a smart bit of business from the Premier League champions, enabling them to continue their track record of signing other players in the division.
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