Alejandro Grimaldo celebrates a goal with the Benfica

THE DEFENDER ALEJANDRO GRIMALDO

Guardiola thinks of another former Barça youth player for the left-back

Published:27/07/2022 - 19:59h

Updated:27/07/2022 - 19:59h

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Pep Guardiola follows looking for alternative to cover the drop of Oleksandr Zinchenko in his left side. The Catalan technician has clear that his first option is Marc Cucurella, with the one who, according to the journalist Fabrizio Romano, already has an agreement for his signing.

The owner of the Spanish footballer, the Brighton, is not putting at all easy the sale of Cucurella, to the one who value in 50 million euros. A quantity to which the City is not had to arrive, after having presented already a first offer of 35 million euros, that as 'Sky Sports', would have been refused.

Everything aims to that the group 'Cityzen' would have found a new alternative, in case his signing prioritario finish of atascarse completely. As it explains 'Bild', the also ex Barcelona Alejandro Grimaldo would be the new piece that contemplates Guardiola. The Valencian side is one of the players that the one of Santpedor could follow closely in his stage of training, as when the technician directed to the FC Barcelona, Grimaldo was a member of the inferior categories of the Barcelona club.

The also Spanish could arrive to the group 'sky blue' by some 20 million euros. The player of the Benfica is an indisputable headline in the saga of the group luso, having played all the parties that the Portuguese club contested in the Champions League, where arrived until the quarter-finals.

Alternatives

The one of Grimaldo is already the third alternative that contemplates in front of the complicated arrival of Cucurella, in spite of the interest of both for doing the signing. Also in Germany aim that second was Borna Sosa. The Croat of 24 pertinent years of the Suttgart is a player that could have a price from among 20 and 25 million euros, something that yes would fit inside the economic frames of the English club.

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