Mark cucurella Speak for the first time since completing the move to Chelsea From Brighton.
The Spaniard has moved to Stamford Bridge in a £62m deal and is seen as a cover for first left-back, Ben Chilwell.
Since signing for the Blues, he has given his reasons behind the decision to leave the Seagulls. He described Chelsea as one of the biggest clubs in the world.
cucurella Tell Chelsea’s official website: “I am really happy. It is 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.”
24-Year He was linked with a move to Manchester City before sealing a move to Chelsea. The the Union The club was eventually deferred due to the price requested by Brighton, paving the way for Chelsea to seal the deal unchallenged.
cucurella Just joined Brighton last summer from GetafeHe soon established himself as a regular apprentice under Graham Potter. He was named Club Player of the Year and Player of the Year as well.
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Mark Cucurella took home the double at the end-of-season awards in Brighton last night. 💪 pic.twitter.com/WdOitolv1l
– Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 10 2022
Potter and club chief executive Paul Barber both expressed their disappointment at the loss cucurella.
Potter said on Brighton official websiteWe didn’t want to lose Mark [Cucurella]But he wanted the chance to play Champions League football with the aim of accelerating his progression to Spain’s World Cup squad.
“Of course we are disappointed to see Mark leave, but we wish him well for the future. His first season was excellent in the Premier League, he deservedly won our two Player of the Season awards and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with him over the past 12 months.”
Barber added: “We didn’t want or need to sell Mark, despite the interest of different clubs. We wanted to keep him at Brighton where he did well.
“However, acknowledging that Mark wanted the chance to play in the Champions League, our absolute priority was to make sure that any deal was right for Brighton and Hove Albion.
“We’ve worked very hard with Chelsea over the past week or so, and especially over the last 24 hours, to ensure the correct assessment of an exceptional player.”
cucurella He could make his Chelsea debut on Saturday night against Everton If it was recorded at the right time. He is scheduled to train with his teammates for the first time on Friday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Brighton will start their group of 22/23 campaign against Manchester United in the old Trafford Sunday.