Injuries to Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia forced Man United to look for an outside solution. Initially, Marc Cucurella was a priority transfer target. However, the deal was deadlocked because Chelsea demanded too high a price.
In addition, the fact that Cucurella played for Chelsea in the 2-1 win at Wimbledon in the League Cup also made the deal complicated.
The Athletic said that in case Man Utd returns Cucurella to Chelsea in January, according to FIFA regulations, the defender cannot play for a third club in the same season.
In other words, the Blues who want to find a new destination for Cucurella will also have difficulty. Therefore, Man Utd suddenly turned to Tottenham’s Sergio Reguilon.
Journalist David Ornstein confirmed: “The Old Trafford team was allowed by Spurs to leave the 26-year-old player and conduct a medical examination.
Man Utd switched from Cucurella to Reguilon and also promoted the recruitment of Sofyan Amrabat.”
Fabrizio Romano added: “The Cucurella deal could collapse because Man United wants a contract termination clause in January. This is impossible with Cucurella.”
Man Utd wants to set a clause to return Cucurella in the middle of the season for a reason. At that time, Shaw and Malacia had recovered from their injuries.
Tieu Lam | 22:09 August 31, 2023