Chelsea will have to ‘fork out £45m to sign Brighton defender Marc Cucurella ahead of Premier League rivals Manchester City and Tottenham’… despite the fact the Seagulls paid just £15m for his services in 2021
- Marc Cucurella joined Brighton last year and made 35 Premier league outings
- Cucurella kept eight clean sheets and successfully won 67 per cent of his tackles
- As a result, Cucurella has picked up interest from Chelsea, City and Tottenham
- But, Chelsea will have to pay at least £45million for his services this summer
Chelsea will have to fork out £45million during the summer transfer window to secure the services of Brighton defender Marc Cucurella, according to reports.
The 23-year-old has established himself as hot property heading to the summer window after completing a successful debut campaign in the Premier League.
Chelsea will have to fork out £45million for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella this summer
Brighton paid Getafe £15.4m for Cucurella’s services but according to The Sun, Chelsea would need to pay more than double that figure to sign him this summer.
Chelsea would also have to fight off interest from Premier League rivals Manchester City and Tottenham to land the player who spent six years at Barcelona’s academy.
The Spanish left-back has risen to stardom after a standout first season in England following his transfer from LaLiga.
Thomas Tuchel will also have to fight off interest from Manchester City and Tottenham
Cucurella has kept eight clean sheets and successfully won 67 per cent of his tackles this term
Cucurella joined Brighton last summer from Getafe and has made 35 league appearances, scoring once and providing one assist.
Cucurella has also established himself as a defensive fortress given the fact no other full-back in the Premier League has won possession more than his 241 times.
He has also kept eight clean sheets and successfully won 67 per cent of his tackles during the 2021-2022 campaign.
Cucurella could be tempted by Manchester City as he said interest from the Premier League champions City is hard to dismiss and that he would have to ‘take advantage of it’
Chelsea are eager to add Cucurella to their ranks as they are preparing for life without without Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, and possibly Cesar Azpilicueta too.
However, Cucurella could be tempted by Manchester City after admitting that interest from the Premier League champions is hard to dismiss.
He said: ‘If the opportunity arises, you have to take advantage of it. There are teams that you can’t say no to.’