The Spaniard was on Newcastle’s list of potential left-backs, with manager Dan Ashworth eager to get him to St James’ Park.
There was talk of a loan with a buy option, with Cucurella clearly excited about the potential of joining the Magpies before the transfer window shuts.
However, wages were always a concern, and in the end, Newcastle chose someone else. Instead, the Magpies purchased Lewis Hall, therefore ending Howe’s interest in Cucurella.
That was a setback for the 25-year-old, who clearly needs to leave Stamford Bridge. However, as one door shuts, another one opens.
Manchester United has reached an agreement with Marc Cucurella.
Manchester United is now attempting to sign Chelsea’s Cucurella. Following Luke Shaw’s injury, they are eager to complete a move, and transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the Red Devils’ interest.
According to Romano, Man United have reached an agreement in principle with Cucurella, who is eager to join the club.
“Understand Manchester United have reached an agreement in principle with Cucurella on personal terms,” he tweeted. The green light has appeared on the player’s side. Man United will not talk with another left back right now because they want to complete the Cucurella trade with Chelsea as soon as possible.”
Man United do what Newcastle did not do Unless a deal with Chelsea can be reached, it appears like Cucurella will join Man United on loan.
Erik ten Hag is doing what Eddie Howe did not, taking a chance on a player who flopped at Chelsea after a £62 million move from Brighton.
Man United is taking a risk, but considering their injury situation, it is probably necessary. Cucurella is worth a shot because they need someone to come in.
Newcastle, on the other hand, did not need to take a chance. Instead, the Magpies were able to plan ahead of time and get a player who has the potential to become a star at St James’ Park in the coming years.