Getafe ‘to exercise purchase option’ for Marc Cucurella with La Liga side set to beat Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea to Barcelona full-back
- Marc Cucurella joined Getafe on loan from Barcelona at the start of the season
- The Spain Under-21 international has gone to impress for Jose Bordalas’ men
- A €6million (£5.5m) option to buy was put into his Getafe loan contract
- Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea were interested in the Barcelona full-back
Getafe are set to complete the permanent signing of Barcelona full-back Marc Cucurella by triggering their €6million (£5.5m) option to buy, according to reports in Spain.
The 21-year-old joined Jose Bordalas’ men on loan at the start of the season after Barcelona exercised their €4m (£3.6m) buy-back clause in his contract at fellow La Liga side Eibar.
The Spain Under-21 international has gone on to impress this season, scoring once and recording five assists from 34 starts in all competitions for Getafe.
Getafe are set to sign on-loan Barcelona full-back Marc Cucurella on a permanent deal
Barcelona bought Cucurella back from Eibar before he joined Getafe on loan for this season
However there is no buy-back option in his contract at the Madrid side, and that has led Spanish outlet MARCA to claim that he is set to make his move to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez permanent.
Such a move will see Getafe beat interested parties in the Premier League, Serie A and the Bundesliga to Cucurella’s signature.
Cadena Cope revealed last month that Tottenham and Arsenal were among a host of clubs interested in him, before Goal revealed last week that Chelsea had joined the race.
The Spain Under 21 international has made significant strides in Getafe’s impressive season
Napoli, Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen had all reportedly registered an interest in signing the Spaniard this summer as well.
The latest report on Cucurella’s future also reveals that the Catalan club are guaranteed 40 per cent of his future fee, meaning that if someone meets the €25m (£22.8m) clause in his new contract, Barcelona would receive €10m (£9.1m) of that fee.
Any deal however will end Cucurella’s stay at Barcelona, for whom he has made just one appearance which came in a Copa del Rey game at Real Murcia in October 2017.
Cucurella has made just one appearance for Barcelona which came as a substitute in 2017
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