Manchester City is a team that has very few weaknesses. At times it almost feels like this team is invincible. 4 Premier Leagues in the last 5 seasons isn’t talked about much. And especially with a team like Liverpool on their heels, 4 in 5 is an outstanding achievement.

Yes, the Champions League has evaded them, which is something the club and fans dearly want to win. But apart from that, City has dominated everything else!

But if there is one recurring weakness that the City team has had under the Guardiola era has been the left-back role!

The left-back position has been the one liability that Pep and City have not yet found a solution for.

Even last season a number of players played in that role – even though, that was not their natural position. City had to play Cancelo, Fernandinho, Nathan Ake, and 4th choice Zinchenko.

All these players are either center-backs, right-backs, or play in the midfield. None of them quite fit the bill.

This has been the problem not just the last season but for quite some time now. City put a lot of faith in Mendy but considering what happened with him, that investment didn’t pay off.

In total, City have spent £225m just on full-backs since Guardiola took over in 2016.

And now finally it looks like City might have the perfect candidate to solve their left-back problems!

Pep Guardiola is considering increasing his investment on full-backs beyond £225 million by completing the purchase of Brighton defender Marc Cucurella, despite the fact that the initial £30 million deal was rejected.

“If I was Manchester City I would have given Brighton whatever they wanted for Cucurella,” Sky Sports’ Kris Boyd said earlier this month.

“I think he’s as good as anyone in the Premier League. He suits City’s attacking style of play. I get excited every time I see Cucurella play – he’s a fantastic player.”

Cucurella was just bought in a £15 million move from Getafe a year ago, but he is now worth at least three times that much.

Cucurella’s contract expires in four years, and while he would undoubtedly leap at the chance to work under Guardiola, Brighton are in a strong position and are not in a hurry to sell.

The fact that City have opted not to obstruct Oleksandr Zinchenko’s £32 million move to Arsenal implies that they will happily move on to other targets if a cost for Cucurella cannot be agreed upon by all parties.

However, the player possesses all of the characteristics necessary to become a fan favourite at the Etihad Stadium. The 23-year-old will have already endeared himself to some supporters for scoring against Manchester United back in May!