Chelsea mock Brighton’s Marc Cucurella denial as they announce £62MILLION deal for the defender with a copycat membership assertion… simply two days after the Seagulls hit out at reviews
- Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Marc Cucurella for £62m from Brighton
- The Spaniard has change into the seventh costliest 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 City’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 reviews 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 pays an preliminary charge of £55million for Cucurella, plus a possible £7million in bonuses – whereas Levi Colwill will be 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 reviews that Cucurella was on his technique to Stamford Bridge.
Just two days in the past, Brighton’s official account wrote: ‘Contrary to inaccurate reviews from quite a few media retailers this night, no settlement has been reached with any membership to promote Marc Cucurella’.
To which Chelsea have mockingly posted: ‘Following reviews from quite a few media retailers 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
Speaking to the club website, the defender detailed his pleasure to play for ‘top-of-the-line golf equipment on the planet’.
Cucurella mentioned: ‘I’m actually comfortable. It’s a giant alternative for me to hitch top-of-the-line golf equipment on the planet and I’m going to work onerous to be comfortable right here and assist the staff.’
The ex-Barcelona participant turns into the seventh costliest 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 season spending exceed £150million, following the arrivals of Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina already.
Raheem Sterling kick-started Chelsea’s summer season spending spree after becoming a member of Blues in July
The Brighton defender accomplished a medical with the Blues on Thursday, having handed in a switch request on the south coast in gentle of curiosity from Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s aspect had been in pursuit of the full-back however had been ultimately postpone by the massive asking worth – 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 gentle 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 hitch Brighton on mortgage for the season