Official: Chelsea sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton & Hove Albion

Official: Chelsea sign Marc Cucurella from Brighton & Hove Albion

Chelsea’s last big splash this summer transfer windowtaking our spend to over £150m, arrives with big hair and high expectations as 24-year-old left-back Marc Cucurella joins from Brighton & Hove Albion.

A dramatic week of this transfer happening, then not happening, then happening again, has now been seen over the line for a transfer fee of £55+7m, with Cucurella signing a six-year deal to tie him to the club until 2028. In return, Brighton are also getting our young centre-back Levi Colwill on a season-long loan.

Cucurella was on our radar for a while nowand Chelsea made a strong game (perhaps as much as €30m) for his signing a few years ago, although we would end up signing Ben Chilwell instead and Cucurella would end up staying in Spain with Getafe. He would eventually move to England twelve months later, and impress well enough with Brighton to be named Player of the Year and Player of the Year, and earn his move to SW6.

Primarily left-back, Cucurella has also played a decent amount of left centre-back in a back-three, giving us plenty of flexibility on that side of defence.

“Marc is an elite defender of proven quality in the Premier League and he will further strengthen our squad for the new season. We continue to work on and off the pitch, and we are delighted to have Marc part of the present and future at Chelsea.

-Todd Boehly; The source: Chelsea F.C.

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