Marc Cucurella Reveals Airport Story of How He Joined Chelsea

  • Chelsea signed Spanish left-back Marc Cucurella from Brighton for £63m in the summer window
  • Manchester City were also interested in Cucurella, but it was Chelsea who secured the deal
  • Cucurella has now revealed the story of how he signed for the Blues, a dramatic event at the airport

Chelsea were on a big spending spree in the summer transfer window despite a change of ownership that threw the club’s summer business into doubt.

Spanish left-back Marc Cucurella was one of the players Todd Boehly splashed the cash on, paying Brighton £63m for the hard-working full-back.

Marc Cucurella, Chelsea, Brighton, Premier LeagueChelsea left-back Marc Cucurella reveals a dramatic story at the airport before signing for the club. Photo by Mike Hewitt
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The transfer dragged on somewhat despite several reports on social media that the deal was done, including by trusted transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Brighton put a small spin on the transfer by issuing a statement hours after the transfer was confirmed, an act which Chelsea applauded after the signing was confirmed.

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Cucurella in his own words

Cucurella has revealed to the Chelsea 5th Stand app, as quoted by Chelsea News, how he was on holiday at the airport when his agent informed him of a call from Todd Boehly.

”I was sitting waiting at the airport to go to Ibiza with my friends and family, and my agent told me that he had called in the morning from an American number… We decided to send a text, sure . It was the owner of Chelsea, Todd Boehly.”

He called his wife and informed her of Chelsea’s interest, but boarded the plane to Ibiza despite his agent’s instructions not to.

“I called my wife and said, ‘Oh, Chelsea are going to meet to discuss the signing. My agent told me not to get on the plane, he told me to stay at the airport for now. . But I didn’t see those messages. I left the phone for a few minutes and so I wasn’t in touch with my agent. So I got on the plane… I signed for Chelsea.”

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Cucurella’s message to the Nigerian fans

Sports Brief previously reported that Marc Cucurella sent a message to Chelsea fans in Nigeria after meeting Nigerian comedian Funnybone in Zagreb.

Cucurella met the comedian after Chelsea’s opening matchday Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb and, despite the defeat, greeted Chelsea fans in Nigeria.

The loss led to the sacking of the beloved Thomas Tuchel, who was replaced by Graham Potter, Cucurella’s former boss at Brighton.


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