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Chelsea signs Marc Cucurella from Brighton & Hove Albion

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Chelsea have announced the signing of Marc Cucurella from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Cucurella’s signing takes Chelsea’s spending to over £150m in the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old left-back was reportedly signed for a £55+7m transfer fee in a six-year contract, which will see him at the club till 2028.

During the week, reports of Chelsea sealing the deal with Brighton & Hove Albion had been vacillating with Brighton debunking Fabrizio Romano’s claim that the Spanish moving to Stamford Bridge was a done deal.

However, this afternoon, Chelsea made the announcement via a statement on Twitter and confirmed that in return, young centre-back Levi Colwill would be on a season-long loan at Brighton & Hove Albion.

The statement reads: “Following reports from numerous media outlets this week, we can confirm an agreement has been reached with Brighton and Hove Albion for the signing of Marc Cucurella.

“Cucurella had been on our radar for a while now, and Chelsea made a strong play (perhaps as strong as €30m) for his signature a couple years ago already, though we would end up signing Ben Chilwell instead and Cucurella would end up staying in Spain with Getafe.

“He would eventually get his move to England twelve months later, and impressing well enough with Brighton to be named their Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year, and earn his move to SW6.

“Mostly a left back, Cucurella has played a decent amount of left-centre back in a back-three as well, giving us plenty of flexibility on that side of the defense.

“Marc is an elite defender of proven Premier League quality and he further strengthens our squad going into the new season. We continue to work on and off the pitch, and we’re delighted Marc will be a part of the present and future at Chelsea.”

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