Chelsea have reached an agreement with Brighton for Marc Cucurella.
“Following reports from numerous media outlets this week, we can confirm an agreement has been reached with Brighton and Hove Albion for the signing of Marc Cucurella,” the London club confirmed in a statement on Friday morning.
The 24-year-old Spanish left-back joins Chelsea in a deal worth £55m plus £7m in add-ons. He will sign with the Stamford Bridge outfit until 2028.
On his move to Chelsea, Cucurella said: “I’m really happy. It’s a big opportunity for me to join one of the best clubs in the world and I’m going to work hard to be happy here and help the team.”
New Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly added: “Marc is an elite defender of proven Premier League quality and he further strengthens our squad going into the new season. We continue to work on and off the pitch, and we’re delighted Marc will be a part of the present and future at Chelsea.”
Before joining Brighton in the summer of 2021, Cucurella played for Eibar and Getafe in La Liga. He made 38 appearances in all competitions in an impressive campaign for the Seagulls last season, scoring one goal.