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Spurs: Antonio Conte plotting Marc Cucurella swoop

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Marc Cucurella to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the summer transfer window.

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That’s according to a claim made by Spanish journalist Albert Roge, who revealed in a post on Twitter that, following an impressive campaign with Brighton & Hove Albion, Antonio Conte has now added the 23-year-old to his list of transfer targets.

A further report by the Daily Express claimed that the 52-year-old Tottenham manager is keen to add more quality to his first-team squad this summer, and has identified the left-back as an ideal candidate ahead of Spurs’ 2022/23 campaign.

However, Roge goes on to state that both Manchester City and Chelsea are also interested in a move for the Spain international, for whom the Seagulls are expected to demand a figure of around £30m to part with this summer.

In his tweet, the journalist said: “Pep Guardiola’s City want to sign Cucurella this summer. We add that the former Barca player is also wanted by Chelsea and Tottenham. His great season at Brighton has not gone unnoticed. The price will be around £30m.”

Conte can axe Reguilon with Cucurella

Considering just how impressive Cucurella has been for Brighton this season, in addition to the fact that Sergio Reguilon has been heavily linked with a move away from Spurs this summer, it is easy to see why Conte would be keen on a deal to bring the 23-year-old to north London at the end of the current campaign.

Who would you rather at Spurs next season?

Cucurella

Cucurella

Reguilon

Reguilon

Indeed, over his 34 Premier League appearances this term, the £18m-rated left-back – who has also been deployed on the left-wing and at centre-back – has been in sensational form for Graham Potter’s side, scoring one goal, registering one assist and creating three big chances for his teammates, as well as making an average of 1.2 key passes, taking 0.5 shots and completing 0.8 dribbles per game.

The £23k-per-week defender also impressed in metrics more typical of his position, helping his side keep eight clean sheets, in addition to making an average of 44.9 passes, 0.9 interceptions, 2.7 tackles, 1.8 clearances and winning 5.3 duels – at a success rate of 58% – per fixture.

These returns have seen the player who Potter dubbed both “important” and “infectious” average a quite remarkable SofaScore match rating of 7.11, ranking him as the Seagulls’ third-best performer in the top flight of English football.

As such, considering his age, undoubtedly ability and positional versatility, should the £43m Reguilon – who Tom Young dubbed “pathetic” – indeed move onto pastures new this summer, it would appear an extremely wise move for Conte to replace the 25-year-old with the Brighton starlet.

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Indeed, not only would he be a cheaper option than the £68k-per-week Reguilon, but considering their respective match ratings this season, Cucurella would also appear to be a much more promising prospect for Conte and his Tottenham Hotspur side.

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