Marc Cucurella: Chelsea confirm transfer agreement for Brighton defender worth in excess of £60m

Chelsea have confirmed an agreement for the transfer of left-back Marc Cucurella from Brighton in a deal worth in excess of £60m.

The 24-year-old will become Chelsea’s fourth major signing of the summer.

He follows the arrivals of Raheem Sterling from Man City (£47.5m), Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli (£33m) and Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa (£20m) for a total expenditure of £160m so far.



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Cucurella will be vying for minutes at left-back with Ben Chilwell, who was signed from Leicester for £50m two seasons ago – but head coach Thomas Tuchel says his new-signing provides versatility across the backline.

“It helps for [fit-again] Ben [Chilwell] to escape the pressure of ‘I have to deliver and we need you absolutely now’,” said Tuchel

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“We also have Marcos Alonso and Emerson but Marc is the option on this position and he can play very well in the back three. He has the profile of Azpi with a left foot. He gives us many options.

“Ben is very ambitious, he couldn’t wait to come back to team training. It seems he needs a bit more time to adapt to the rhythm and physicality of the match itself, which is normal. It’s a demanding league, and we have to take care with him and not throw him in.”


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Title: Marc Cucurella: Chelsea confirm transfer agreement for Brighton defender worth in excess of £60m
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Published Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 12:00:00 BST

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