Chelsea mock Brighton’s Marc Cucurella denial as they announce the £62MILLION signing of the in-demand defender with a copycat membership assertion… simply two days after the Seagulls hit out at experiences
- Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Marc Cucurella for £62m from Brighton
- The Spaniard has develop into the seventh most costly defender of all time
- Chelsea will ship centre-back Levi Colwill on mortgage to the Seagulls for the season
- The Blues moved swiftly after hijacking Man Metropolis’s pursuit of the full-back
Chelsea have mocked Brighton of their announcement of the £62million signing of Marc Cucurella, by releasing a copycat assertion simply two days after the Seagulls hit out at experiences over his departure.
The Spanish full-back has signed a six-year deal at Stamford Bridge after finishing a medical on Thursday afternoon, regardless of Brighton’s current declare that no deal was in place.
Chelsea can pay an preliminary payment of £55million for Cucurella, plus a possible £7million in bonuses – whereas Levi Colwill will be a part of the Seagulls on mortgage in a separate deal.
Chelsea have confirmed the £62million signing of Brighton full-back Marc Cucurella
The Blues introduced his arrival through social media and took a playful dig at Brighton after they denied experiences that Cucurella was on his method to Stamford Bridge.
Simply two days in the past, Brighton’s official account wrote: ‘Opposite to inaccurate experiences from quite a few media shops this night, no settlement has been reached with any membership to promote Marc Cucurella’.
To which Chelsea have mockingly posted: ‘Following experiences from quite a few media shops this week, we are able to affirm an settlement has been reached with Brighton and Hove Albion for the signing of Marc Cucurella.’
Chelsea’s Twitter account poked enjoyable at Brighton as they introduced Cucurella’s arrival
The Spaniard made 35 appearances for Brighton final 12 months – scoring one league purpose
Chatting with the membership web site, the defender detailed his pleasure to play for ‘among the best golf equipment on the planet’.
Cucurella stated: ‘I’m actually comfortable. It’s an enormous alternative for me to affix among the best golf equipment on the planet and I’m going to work onerous to be comfortable right here and assist the crew.’
The ex-Barcelona participant turns into the seventh most costly defender of all-time – with Harry Maguire nonetheless topping the checklist following his £80million transfer from Leicester to Manchester United in 2019.
The signing sees Todd Boehly’s summer time spending exceed £150million, following the arrivals of Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina already.
Raheem Sterling kick-started Chelsea’s summer time spending spree after becoming a member of Blues in July
Pep Guardiola’s facet had been in pursuit of the full-back however had been finally delay by the massive asking value – which Chelsea had been comfortable to satisfy.
Cucurella, who can play at left centre again, left again or left wing-back, would act as cowl for Ben Chilwell and doubtlessly compete for a beginning possibility at left centre again, the place Chelsea are mild after the departure of Antonio Rudiger on a free.
The Blues have additionally despatched defender Levi Colwill on mortgage to the Seagulls – having spent the final season taking part in at Huddersfield.
In a separate deal, Blues star Levi Colwill is predicted to affix Brighton on mortgage for the season