In a press release, Chelsea have confirmed reviews that they’ve signed Brighton and Hove Albion’s Marc Cucurella in a transfer value doubtlessly greater than £60 million. The Spaniard solely signed for the Seagulls final summer time however loved an excellent debut season which attracted consideration from throughout Europe.
A product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, Marc Cucurella struggled to thrive for the La Liga giants, going out on mortgage a number of occasions earlier than he ultimately left for Getafe. It was there the place the Spaniard thrived and it noticed Brighton make the leap lower than a yr later. The transfer proved to be a masterstroke by the Seagulls because the now 24-year-old thrived in Graham Potter’s system and proved to be a sensation for the membership in his debut season.
A lot so, that it noticed Manchester Metropolis, Juventus and even Barcelona enquire over a possible transfer however nothing materialized. That was as a result of none of them had been keen to satisfy Brighton’s minimal asking worth of £50 million though Chelsea have confirmed that they’ve signed the defender. Experiences have indicated that the Blues pays £56 million up-front plus £7 million in add-ons whereas Cucurella has signed a six-year contract.
“Marc Cucurella has signed for Chelsea on a six-year contract from Brighton & Hove Albion. The versatile defender arrives simply weeks after his twenty fourth birthday following a formidable debut season within the Premier League with the Seagulls, throughout which era he made 38 appearances in all competitions and scored his solely aim of their penultimate dwelling sport in opposition to Manchester United,” reads the assertion.
“Such was the optimistic and swift nature of his adaptation to English soccer, taking part in in a wide range of roles on the left-hand aspect together with full-back, wing-back and centre-back, Cucurella was voted Participant of the Season by each Brighton supporters and team-mates.”
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 5, 2022
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