He has only had one season in the Premier League, and has only been capped with Spain once.
But Marc Cucurella is already entering the football record books.
Chelsea formalized his signing on August 5 until 2028, for a historic transfer.
The amount of the operation reached 65 million euros, not counting more than 8 million euros in bonuses.
At 24, Marc Cucurella therefore becomes the most expensive left-back in history.
💬 😁#CucurellaIsChelsea pic.twitter.com/rw6YTOoAjx
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 5, 2022
" I am very happy.
It's a great opportunity for me to join one of the best clubs in the world, and I will work hard to be happy here and help the team,” the player responded in the Blues statement.
Brighton was no seller
Initially, Brighton did not intend to let go of his side, voted best player in the team last season, and arrived only a year ago at the club for 18 million euros, from Getafe.
"We didn't want to lose Marc, but he wanted the opportunity to play in the Champions League, with the aim of accelerating his progress towards Spain's World Cup selection," said Brighton manager Graham. Potter.
Thanks for the memories, @Cucurella.
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) August 5, 2022
Marc Cucurella has only played for La Roja once, in 2021, and therefore hopes to rejoin the national team for the World Cup in Qatar, from November 21 to December 18.
With his departure, Brighton make the biggest sale in their history.
“We didn't need to sell it.
But knowing that he wanted to play in the C1, our top priority was to ensure that any agreement (for his departure) would be the right one for Brighton & Hove Albion, ”said Paul Barber, the club's general manager.
Young defender Levi Colwill is doing the opposite, leaving the Blues for Brighton on loan.
Operations which therefore occur on the day of the return of the Premier League, which resumes this Friday evening with the displacement of Arsenal at Crystal Palace.
To see Chelsea at work, it will be necessary to wait until this Saturday, for their meeting against Everton.