Brighton are considering making a move for Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares as a possible replacement for Marc Cucurella.
Tavares has had a rough time at Arsenal since joining the club, spending most of his time as a replacement for Kieran Tierney. When Tierney was injured, Mikel Arteta sometimes used Bucayo Saka and Granit Zaca in the role, instead of Tavares.
Perhaps being away from the club would be preferable, but given his age, a loan move might be more appropriate to help his development.
Now, according to oh jojoBrighton are showing interest in Tavares, with Manchester City planning a move to Cucurella.
Tavares has shown excellent ability going forward, but his defensive traits often let him down.
With Brighton frequently posting a line-up with the wing-back, Tavares might be better suited for the role.
Playing a position five in defense will allow Tavares to spend more time moving forward rather than defending, which could allow him to thrive under Graham Potter.
Tavares is still only 22 years old, so there is still hope that he will develop into Arsenal’s primary left-back position, so Arteta may be tempted towards letting him leave on loan.