Chelsea have concluded the signing of Mark Cucurella for more than £60m and couldn’t resist a small dig at Brighton after saying the offer.
The remaining-again has signed a 6-yr deal and could make his debut for the Blues against Everton on Saturday.
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Manchester Metropolis had been intrigued in the Spain worldwide, their fascination prompting Cucurella to make a transfer request, but Sigalles’ bid, mentioned to be £50m, was rejected.
But Chelsea paid out £55m for the 24-yr-outdated, with £7m in add-ons achievable.
And Chelsea’s Twitter take care of jibed at Brighton adhering to the announcement, repeating the format of their tweet previously in the week, denying reports that a deal had been attained.
Nevertheless, Cucurella is now a Chelsea player, confirmed by all those amusing, funny fellas who run the Blues social media.
They tweeted:Club Description: Mark Cucurella. Subsequent stories from a variety of media stores this week, we can affirm that an agreement has been achieved to sign Mark Cucurella from Brighton and Hove Albion.’
The Barcelona academy graduate is followed by Raheem Sterling from Person Town (£47.5m), Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli (£33m), Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fireplace (£12m) and Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa (£20m). So much £172m has been put in, with further more will increase expected.
Cucurella will contend with Ben Chilwell for minutes at still left-back again, but manager Thomas Tuchel insists the new signing has versatility in the back again line.
“It helps [fit-again] Ben stated to escape the strain of ‘I’ve received to deliver and now we have to have you’.
“We also have Marcos Alonso and Emerson but the option in this placement is Marc and he can engage in perfectly in the back again three. He has the left-footed profile of Cesar Azpilicueta. He offers us a great deal of choices.
“Ben is really keen, he won’t be able to wait to get back again into team training. He looks to need a little bit extra time to modify to the rhythm and physicality of the match, which is ordinary. It can be a demanding league, we have to observe out for him, not toss him in.”
Levi Colwill joined Brighton on loan from Chelsea previous season immediately after a profitable spell with Huddersfield.
Brighton boss Graham Potter said: “Levy has fantastic opportunity and confirmed his capability past year in the Championship and with England at numerous age degrees up to the underneath-21s.
“I’m truly searching ahead to working with him on the training ground and in the matches all through the season.
“He primarily plays at centre-back again but has also performed as a comprehensive-again on the still left and is a fantastic player on the ball.”