August 15, 2022

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Chelsea cough out over £60m, signal defender Cucurella from Brighton


Chelsea have signed Spain defender Marc Cucurella from Brighton in a deal value greater than £60m.

The 24-year-old left-back, who scored one objective in 38 video games in his solely season for the Seagulls, has signed a six-year contract.”I’m actually pleased. It’s a giant alternative for me to hitch probably the greatest golf equipment on this planet,” stated Cucurella.

It’s Brighton’s report sale, surpassing Ben White’s £50m transfer to Arsenal final summer season.

A Barcelona academy graduate, Cucurella has gained one senior cap for Spain and performed for the under-23 aspect that gained silver on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Final month Brighton rejected a £30m bid from champions Manchester Metropolis for Cucurella, who handed in a switch request after Metropolis expressed an curiosity.

Cucurella is the second big-money departure from Brighton this summer season after midfielder Yves Bissouma joined Tottenham for £25m plus add-ons.

This summer season Chelsea have introduced in England ahead Raheem Sterling from Manchester Metropolis for £50m, Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli for £34m and midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa for £20m.

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