Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Marc Cucurella from Brighton for a price which may attain £62m.
Cucurella has signed a six-year contract at Chelsea after the west Londoners agreed a price with Brighton, who will obtain an preliminary £55m with an extra £7m depending on add-ons.
The Spaniard turns into Chelsea’s fourth-most costly signing of all-time and the membership’s fifth arrival of the summer time. Teenage defender Levi Colwill has joined Brighton on mortgage as a part of the settlement.
Cucurella starred throughout a formidable first season within the Premier League in 2021/22, with the 24-year-old named as Brighton’s Gamers’ Participant of the Season and Participant of the Season.
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The total-back arrived from Getafe in a £15.4m deal and made 35 league appearances for Brighton final season, scoring as soon as and offering one help.
His 40 probabilities created from open play ranked third amongst all Premier League defenders, behind solely Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James.
Cucurella will present much-needed depth to Tuchel’s defensive choices and featured as each a left wing-back and left-sided centre-back for Brighton final season.
He had been topic of a failed bid from Manchester Metropolis earlier within the window, earlier than Chelsea made their transfer to seal his signing.
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