Chelsea affirm Marc Cucurella has signed for Brighton for £62m Switch window

Marc Cucurella’s move from Brighton to Chelsea the transaction was approved, which may reach 62 million. Chelsea pay a guaranteed 55 million. £100,000 for the left-back and up to another £7m.

19-year-old Chelsea defender Levi Colwill has joined Brighton on a season-long loan and Marcos Alonso is confident Cucurella will make a move for him when he arrives. Barcelona. Alonso is waiting for the green light from Thomas Tuchel.

Cucurella is under contract until 2028 and Chelsea signed him up in time to make his debut at Everton on Saturday. The 24-year-old was also a target for Manchester City, who were unwilling to pay the asking price.

Brighton head coach Graham Potter said: “We didn’t want to lose Marco but he wanted the chance to play Champions League football to accelerate his progress with Spain at the World Cup. We are of course disappointed to see Marc go, but we wish him the best of luck in the future. He had a great first season in the Premier League, deservedly winning both our player of the season awards and was an absolute pleasure to work with.

Cucurella joined Brighton from Getafe last summer and has made one appearance for Spain. Tuchel said one of the benefits of the deal was to take the pressure off Ben Chilwell, who suffered a cruciate injury last November.

“He’s young, hungry, mobile and a very smart player,” the manager said of Cucurella. “It helps with depth and quality, and it helps Ben avoid the pressure of, ‘I’ve got to deliver and we really need you right now.’

Brighton have allowed Shane Duffy to join Fulham on loan after signing Colwill, who spent last season at Huddersfield.

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