Chelsea have reportedly completed a mega £50 million deal to sign ex-Barcelona player Marc Cucurella from Brighton.
Acclaimed transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reported the deal to have now been completed with the magic words “here we go” confirming the deal.
Cucurella to Chelsea here we go
Fabrizio Romano’s tweet read, “Marc Cucurella to Chelsea, here we go! Full agreement in place between Chelsea and Brighton for more than £50m. Levi Colwill on the verge of joining Brighton soon. Personal terms already agreed, no way for Man City. Cucurella will become Chelsea new signing, done.”
The tweet also revealed details on another deal involving Chelsea youngster Levi Colwill heading the other way to Brighton but doesn’t specify if it is part of the Cucurella agreement as a player plus cash deal or just another transfer.
Although £50 million plus a promising youngster seems like a high price to pay for Cucurella, Fabrizio reveals that Chelsea does have a buy-back clause inserted in the contract to get their youngster back whenever they want.
Chelsea gets revenge on Barcelona
24-year-old Cucurella was a Barcelona academy product who played for the B team and remained on their books until they sold him to Getafe in 2020 for €6 million from where he made his way to the Premier League through Brighton last summer.
Barcelona were reported to be interested in bringing Cucurella back to the club but have now been beaten to his signature by Chelsea as both clubs continue to tussle with each other this transfer window.
Although signing Cucurella doesn’t make up for Chelsea losing out on top targets Raphinha and Jules Kounde to Barcelona, it goes a long way to salvage a bit of pride for the club and its supporters.