Graham Potter hails ‘improbable participant, nice man’ Marc Cucurella after full-back completes £62m transfer to Chelsea – and lauds Brighton’s switch technique that is raked in £150MILLION in a 12 months
- Marc Cucurella accomplished his £62m transfer to Chelsea on the eve of latest season
- Brighton have grabbed £150m for Cucurella, Ben White and Yves Bissouma
- Seagulls boss Graham Potter says cash made out of offers reveals membership’s work
Albion have been reluctant to lose the defender however managed to barter a revenue of just about £45m on a participant bought from Spanish aspect Getafe lower than 12 months in the past.
The Seagulls have now obtained round £150m in switch charges in the course of the previous 12 months following the gross sales of Ben White to Arsenal, Dan Burn to Newcastle and Yves Bissouma to Tottenham.
Graham Potter hails ‘nice man’ Marc Cucurella following his profitable transfer to Chelsea
‘It is a part of our technique, to permit us to proceed to develop,’ stated head coach Potter, who guided the south-coast membership to a maiden top-half Premier League end final time period.
‘Shopping for gamers is the simple half; promoting gamers on the proper time for the suitable value is the troublesome bit.
‘And the final three home windows it is round £150m price of participant gross sales we have made which isn’t any small feat, one thing to be pleased with from a recruitment perspective, from a improvement perspective.
‘Credit score to the gamers as a result of finally it is them that play the sport and get themselves in that place.
‘Our job now could be to attempt to enhance, to attempt to go ahead and that is what we will do.’
Former Barcelona youth participant Cucurella was topped Brighton’s participant of the 12 months following a powerful maiden season in English soccer and was closely linked with champions Manchester Metropolis earlier than switching to Stamford Bridge.
Whereas profitable, the 24-year-old’s exit simply two days earlier than Albion begin the brand new season at Manchester United is much from preferrred.
The Spaniard was an prompt hit successful Brighton’s Participant of the Season within the 21/22 marketing campaign
The Seagulls have managed to melt his unwelcome sale by bringing Chelsea’s England Below-21 defender Levi Colwill within the different route on a season-long mortgage.
Potter insisted switch talks relating to Cucurella haven’t been a distraction forward of taking over Erik ten Hag’s new-look United aspect and feels the ultimate deal is useful for all events.
‘We did not wish to promote him and we did not must promote him,’ stated Potter.
‘However, on the similar time, you perceive that if a Champions League membership comes with Champions League assets and finance and the participant signifies there is a need to do it then it is very troublesome for us.
Potter is unhappy to lose a participant of Cucurella’s high quality however is pleased with Brighton’s enterprise
‘Then now we have to ensure we get the suitable payment, I feel the suitable payment has been bought.
‘It is one other state of affairs the place all people’s received when it comes to the participant’s bought an important alternative, the promoting membership have gotten payment and the shopping for membership have gotten participant, so win, win, win throughout.
‘Marc was a improbable participant for us, nice man, I like him loads so I want him effectively and we transfer ahead as a gaggle.’
Colwill, who helped Huddersfield attain the Sky Guess Championship play-offs final season, may very well be concerned within the Seagulls’ opener at Previous Trafford.
‘He is a younger participant with some very nice attributes, enormous potential,’ Potter stated of the 19-year-old.
‘He provides high quality, he had mortgage final 12 months at Huddersfield and he provides good competitors for locations.
‘Clearly we have misplaced a left-sided defender so he is available in and provides assist in that space.’