Chelsea have now officially announced the signing of Marc Cucurella From Brighton, MySportDab reports.
Chelsea will pay £55million upfront for Cucurella, and an additional £7m in bonuses.
Marc Cucurella’s £62m move to Chelsea makes him the seventh most expensive defender of all time.
The player completed his Chelsea medical on Thursday, after requesting to leave due to interest from Manchester City.
He is now the 7th most expensive football defender history
This is a massively profitable deal for Brighton, who signed him for only £15million one year ago from Getafe.
In a statement shared on Twitter, Chelsea confirmed the signing:
CLUB STATEMENT: MARC CUCURELLA.
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.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 5, 2022
The full statement on Chelsea’s official website read:
“Marc Cucurella has now signed a six-year contract as he joins Chelsea from Brighton & Hove Albion.”
The versatile defender joins the Blues after an impressive debut season in the Premier League with Brighton.
He played 38 matches last season across all competitions and scored his only goal against Manchester United.
Brighton fans and players voted to make the club’s 2021-22 Player of the Season.
Speaking about signing for Chelsea, Cucurella said: ‘I’m very happy. It’s a big opportunity for me to play for one of the best clubs and I’m going to work hard to help the team.’