Napoli linked with a move for Getafe fullback Marc Cucurella

The defensive department of the Napoli squad needs quality additions this summer.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Napoli are linked with a move for Getafe fullback Marc Cucurella.

The Spain international joined Getafe from Barcelona in July 2019.

Marc Cucurella
Marc Cucurella

Marc Cucurella has played 34 times for Getafe since signing from Barcelona, scoring one goal and creating five assists in that time.

The 21-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Spain.

Marc Cucurella has represented Spain at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 19 caps and scoring 4 goals.

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Napoli.

Gennaro Gattuso is looking to shore up his defensive and midfield options and Getafe’s Marc Cucurella happens to be a target. Gattuso is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.

Napoli
Napoli

Napoli are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.

Cucurella has the talent to play many roles in defense and midfield.

According to the report, “Napoli have joined the interest in Getafe fullback Marc Cucurella. Cucurella is on-loan at Getafe from Barcelona this season. Getafe have announced they will be triggering the €6m option in his deal. Marca says Napoli are one of the teams who are most interested in Cucurella, with the Partenopei expected to part ways with Faouzi Ghoulam this summer. Cucurella came through the ranks at Barcelona as a left-back but, during a season-long loan spell at Eibar in the 2018/19 campaign, he was deployed more as a left winger, a role he has continued under Jose Bordalas at Getafe.”

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Napoli have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Spain international.

Marc Cucurella’s arrival will be a huge boost for Napoli.

Napoli fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

How strong that interest is and whether Napoli will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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