Paul Robinson claims left-back linked with Spurs is ‘not good enough’ for north Londoners 

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Paul Robinson has insisted that Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella, who is rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar, is not good enough for the Lilywhites.

Spurs are expected to be in the market for a left wing-back this summer, with Antonio Conte reportedly having given the green light for the club to cash in on Sergio Reguilon (Football Insider).

According to reports, the Tottenham head coach has named Cucurella as one his primary targets ahead of the summer (

The Spaniard has had an impressive first season in the Premier League since joining Brighton from Getafe last summer, taking home the Segaulls’ Men’s Players’ Player of the Season and the Supporters’ Player of the Season awards (The Argus).

TuttoJuve reported recently that Spurs could face competition from Juventus for the left-back, who is allegedly valued by Graham Potter’s men at around €20m (£17m).

However, Robinson believes that the North London club need to be aiming for a higher calibre of player if they have aspirations of closing the gap with Manchester City and Liverpool.

When asked about Tottenham’s rumoured pursuit of Cucurella, the former Spurs number one told Football Insider: “No, he’s not good enough for me. Spurs need to go for the top level of player and Cucurella isn’t that.

“If they want to compete with Man City and Liverpool and compete in the Champions League they need top-level players.

“They need to invest in quality and trust the manager. Cucurella is a good player but is he going to take Spurs to that next level? I don’t think so.”

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The one thing to remember with Cucurella is that he is still young and has just one season in the Premier League. He will only get better over the next couple of seasons. 

He would certainly be an upgrade on Reguilon and Sessegnon, and he has the potential to become a top player for us. However, I would be surprised if Brighton let him go for a fee as low as £20m.

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