Chelsea have completed the signing of Marc Cucurella from Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club as the Stamford Bridge club’s spending spree continues this summer.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the Spanish defender was a much sought-after player in the summer transfer window as Manchester City and Barcelona were also interested in acquiring him.
After teaming up with Brighton in 2021 from Spanish side Getafe for a reported fee of £15.4 million, he is on the move again.
He had an amazing season with the Seagulls which saw him clinch the Players’ Player of the Season and being voted Player of the Season.
Cucurella was wanted by City earlier in the summer but the club did not agree with the £50m valuation of the player.
Pep Guardiola’s side submitted an initial bid of £30m which got rejected and then put in an improved offer of £40m which was also rebuffed by the Seagulls.
Barcelona were also one of the suitors of the 24-year-old and he was open to a move to the La Liga outfit as he hails from Catalonia. However, the deal could not go through as Brighton stuck to their price tag. Chelsea were given a window to initiate talks and the Blues agreed to pay £62 million.