Marc Cucurella's 65.3 million euro transfer fee from Brighton to Chelsea made him the most expensive left-back in football history
Marc Cucurella, the player of the year for Brighton in the previous campaign, has signed a six-year contract with Chelsea, according to the team’s site. Chelsea must make an upfront payment of 65.3 million euros to Brighton in order to secure the left-signing. back’s
With this agreement, the Blues have amply demonstrated their desire to defeat Man City and their willingness to spend. The Premier League champions’ top bid for Cucurella is just £ 47.4 million. The biggest issue is that Man City appears to have Cucurella, but for some reason they are not motivated to complete this transaction effectively.
Cucurella, along with Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling, is Thomas Tuchel’s third notable rookie this summer. Cucurella’s 65.3 million euro transfer cost made him the most expensive defender in Stamford Bridge history. Additionally, he outperformed Benjamin Mendy of Manchester City to take the title of most expensive full-back in the world.
Ben Chilwell (Chelsea, 50.2 million euros), Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid, 48 million euros), and Nuno Mendes are following Cucurella and Mendy (PSG – 38 million euros).
After selling Zinchenko to Arsenal, Man City is currently searching for another left-back, while Benjamin Mendy is still unsure of his return date. The former Monaco star has been accused of many rape and sexual assault allegations. The Blue Man team is likely simply waiting for the Mendy case verdict from the court before terminating the contract with the former Monaco star.
The energetic performances, powerful tackles, and situations where the wing is moved down with great strength stand out in particular. Instead, by firmly securing the ball in place with both feet, he conveys assurance and composure.
The essential traits of Cucurella support Brighton’s control-focused style. According to statistics, just three players in the Premier League last season made more tackles than this defender’s 93. Cucurella is undoubtedly a signature that was worth the wait.
Cucurella is now the fifth rookie for Chelsea in this 2022 summer transfer window. Raheem Sterling, a striker, cost £55 million; Kalidou Koulibaly, a center back, cost £34 million; Gabriel Slonina, a goalkeeper, cost £8 million; and Carney Chukwuemeka, a midfielder, cost £20 million.
Romano claims that Cucurella is the most expensive left-back in history at £62 million. Cucurella, 24, moved from Getafe to Brighton on the final day of the previous summer and has had a successful first season in the Premier League.
Cucurella said the following during the signing ceremony with Chelsea: “I am very content. I will put in a lot of effort to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to join one of the top clubs in the world. Be content here, and support the group.