Chelsea Sign Cucurella in Transfer Reportedly Worth Up to £63 Million
Chelsea have finally signed Spanish defender Marc Cucurella from Premier League rivals Brighton on a 6-year contract, as reported by The Score.
This was announced on Friday by the London club. Although no fee was disclosed but British media reports have valued the deal at £63 million after add-ons.
The 24-year-old should now be available for Chelsea’s Premier League opener away to Everton on Saturday.
“I’m really happy; it’s a big opportunity for me to join one of the best clubs in the world and I’m going to work hard to be happy here and help the team,” Cucurella told Chelsea’s website.
The Spainish wing-back has now become Chelsea’s latest pre-season signing with Kalidou Koulibaly, Raheem Sterling and Carney Chukwuemeka all having arrived at Stamford Bridge.
In a separate deal, young Chelsea centre-back Levi Colwill went in the opposite direction, on loan, to Brighton.
Both Manchester City and Chelsea have been interested in Cucurella, although the Premier League champions are understood to have baulked at Brighton’s asking price.
But Chelsea, under new owner Todd Boehly’s consortium, remained interested.