Chelsea formalized the signing of Marc Cucurella on Friday. While the Spanish defender was announced for Manchester City, he finally joined the Blues. We also know more about the financial details of this operation.
” Statement from the club: Marc Cucurella. Following extensive media reports this week, we can confirm an agreement has been reached with Brighton and Hove Albion for the signing of Marc Cucurella. Chelsea formalized the arrival of Marc Cucurella on Friday. A fun way to announce his new signing, referring in particular to Brighton’s tweet from a few days ago: club statement: Marc Cucurella. Contrary to inaccurate reports by many media tonight, no agreement has been reached with any club to sell Marc Cucurella “, had declared the Seagulls.
While it was announced with insistence on the Manchester City side, the Blues finally won the battle to secure the services of the 24-year-old left-back. Fabrizio Romano also says more about this transfer, Chelsea would have spent around 65 million euros, plus 8 million euros in bonuses, in order to convince Brighton to part with it. As a reminder, he arrived at the Seagulls from Getafe last year against a check for 18 million euros.
Marc Cucurella deal details 🔵 #CFC
▫️ Chelsra pay £55m guaranteed fee plus £7m add-ons;
▫️ Record transfer fee for a left back;
▫️ Cucurella signs until 2028;
▫️ Brighton signs Lewi Colwill on a loan deal without buy option.
Here’s Cucu first pic as new Chelsea player ⤵️📸 pic.twitter.com/aFlce1gQmK
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 5, 2022
Record for a left-back
The English club is making a nice capital gain and will also receive Levi Colwill on loan without an option to buy in the operation. A 21-year-old central defender, he was loaned to Hddersfield last season. As Fabrizio Romano points out, Marc Cucurella’s transfer fee is a record for a left-back. He signed a contract binding him until June 2028 with the Blues.
” Hello Chelsea supporters. Nice to be here, can’t wait to see you at Stamford Bridge “, was content to declare the player, in a tweet published by Chelsea. This arrival could confirm the departure of Marcos Alonso. The latter should very soon engage with FC Barcelona. Also targeted by the Blaugrana, César Azpilicueta has finally extended his contract with the English club until June 2024.