The Spanish press today brings another update on Brighton & Hove Albion’s pursuit for Getafe midfielder Marc Cucurella.
Today it’s Super Deporte who talks about the situation, this time claiming that the Seagulls already had an offer for the 23-year-old turned down by the La Liga side.
It’s said that Brighton’s strategy now would be returning with an offer Getafe can’t refuse. And that’d mean triggering Cucurella’s release clause.
Even though the Spanish club value the player at €20m, that’s more than the release clause, which is €18m and could now be used by the Seagulls.
Super Deporte writes that Brighton ‘go seriously’ for the signing, even though it’s not detailed when this attempt will be made. They point out that club president Angel Torres has been claiming there are no offers for the player so far.
When Brighton’s interest in Cucurella was first reported by the English press, the Spanish media quickly responded by saying he’d only leave Getafe if his release clause was triggered. So it makes sense the Seagulls now know what they need to do to get the signing done.