Brighton identify Adria Pedrosa as a Marc Cucurella replacement but face competition from Newcastle

Brighton establish Adria Pedrosa as a possible goal as they appear to exchange Marc Cucurella following £62m Chelsea transfer… however the Seagulls might face competitors from Newcastle boss Eddie Howe for the Espanyol left-back

  • Brighton have recognized Espanyol left-back Adria Pedrosa as a possible goal
  • The former Spain Under-21 defender could be a substitute for Marc Cucurella
  • Graham Potter might should fend off curiosity from Newcastle for his providers
  • Pedrosa has performed 113 video games for Espanyol having graduated from the academy
  • His prodigious tempo and athleticism make him well-suited to the Premier League 

Brighton are displaying an curiosity in Espanyol left-back Adria Pedrosa as a substitute for Marc Cucurella after his big-money change to Chelsea. 

The 24-year-old has only a yr left on contract and preliminary talks have taken place because the Seagulls look to instantly reinvest the £62million they acquired from the Blues for Cucurella.

After extended curiosity from Manchester City, Cucurella joined Chelsea because the seventh most costly defender in historical past, as Brighton negotiate a revenue of virtually £45m on a participant bought lower than 12 months in the past.

Adria Pedorsa (left) has played for Espanyol 113 times in eight years, scoring seven times and providing 13 assists for the senior team

Adria Pedorsa (left) has performed for Espanyol 113 instances in eight years, scoring seven instances and offering 13 assists for the senior crew

Graham Potter's Brighton have already begun talks to sign the Espanyol defender

Graham Potter’s Brighton have already begun talks to signal the Espanyol defender

But in keeping with stories from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo the Catalan membership are hopeful that they will hold the academy graduate on the membership past subsequent season when his present deal expires. 

Despite not but making an look in pre-season, Pedrosa’s representatives have already been involved with Espanyol over a contract extension, probably persevering with his eight-year keep on the membership. 

Graham Potter can be conscious that he’s not the one suitor for Pedrosa’s providers, with Eddie Howe having additionally recognized the previous Spanish Under-21 worldwide as a potential goal.   

And though he can have a significantly bigger conflict chest than earlier within the window, he might discover it onerous to compete with the monetary would possibly of Newcastle, who’ve already made three signings this summer time. 

Eddie Howe is also interested in the Spanish Under-21 international despite already signing left-back Matt Targett from Aston Villa

Eddie Howe can also be within the Spanish Under-21 worldwide regardless of already signing left-back Matt Targett from Aston Villa

However, having already made Matt Targett’s mortgage from Aston Villa final season everlasting Howe could also be much less prone to push for signing one other left-back – a place that Potter can be way more determined to fortify. 

Pedrosa’s tempo and athleticism would make him an excellent signing for both aspect, given how reliant the Premier League has turn out to be on physicality and pace. 

Brighton have thus far made three signings this window, bringing in forwards Julio Enciso and Simon Adingra for a mixed £17.6m, in addition to finishing a mortgage deal for Chelsea defender Levi Colwill.