Ex- Brighton defender Marc Cucurella is now a Blues as Chelsea have now officially confirmed his signing in a deal worth £62million.
According to DailyMail, the Spanish full-back signed a six-year deal at Stamford Bridge after completing a medical on Thursday afternoon, despite Brighton’s claim on social media that no deal was in place.
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Chelsea will pay an initial fee of £55million for the ex-Barcelona player, plus a potential £7million in bonuses – while Levi Colwill will join the Seagulls on loan in a separate deal.
The Blues announced his arrival via social media and took a playful dig at Brighton after they denied reports that the defender was on his way to Stamford Bridge.
Speaking to the club website, Cucurella detailed his excitement to play for ‘one of the best clubs in the world’.
Cucurella said: ‘I’m really happy. It’s a big opportunity for me to join one of the best clubs in the world and I’m going to work hard to be happy here and help the team.’
He becomes the seventh most expensive defender of all-time after Harry Maguire’s £80million move from Leicester to Manchester United in 2019.