Marc Cucurella

Brilliant Brighton show there will be plenty of life after Marc Cucurella and Yves Bissouma

If there is a blueprint for winning at Old Trafford, it probably doesn’t involve selling your two best players.  If the theory was that Brighton will emerge from the summer around £90million richer but poorer on the pitch without Yves Bissouma and Marc Cucurella, they conjured what – on paper, anyway – ranks as one of the best results in their history.Although, perhaps, not even their finest against Manchester United since the start of May. A maiden win against Old Trafford was a second against United in swift succession; for 7 May, read 7 August. After a 4-0 victory...
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Transfer news LIVE: Frenkie de Jong deadline set as Chelsea and Brighton agree Marc Cucurella transfer

The new Premier League season gets underway tonight as Arsenal head to Crystal Palace - but transfer business is far from done and several clubs will hope to conclude deals before the weekend fixtures. Chief among them is Chelsea, in the running for at least three players right now, while their dealings with Barcelona could shape much of the rest of the window in England and around Europe.Frenkie de Jong has had a deadline set for him to decide whether or not he’ll accept a departure from the Camp Nou, with Chelsea and Manchester United both hoping he’ll sign...

Chelsea’s new defender Marc Cucurella: Who the hell are you? (Vol. 25)

Chelsea is aiming to create even more depth at a position where it was more than lacking in the previous campaign, left wingback. Todd Boehly and Thomas Tuchel have now struck a deal for one of the most promising young Spanish defenders, which fills that gap. For a total of around £63 million, former Brighton wingback Marc Cucurella has signed with the Blues for six years. He made his Chelsea debut in the first contest of the league season against Everton, just 24 hours after signing for the west London side. The Spaniard played the final 15 minutes plus added time, and nearly racked up an assist to Raheem Sterling. He would’ve already tallied a goal contribution if it wasn’t for the timely Everton defense.

Graham Potter ‘quite comfortable’ with Brighton squad despite Marc Cucurella sale

Graham Potter insists he is “quite comfortable” with the strength of Brighton’s squad going into the new Premier League season, despite losing key duo Marc Cucurella and Yves Bissouma.Defender Cucurella completed a £62million move to Chelsea on Friday after being crowned Albion player of the year, while influential midfielder Bissouma was sold to Tottenham earlier in the summer for around £25million.Teenage Paraguay forward Julio Enciso and England Under-21 defender Levi Colwill are the Seagulls’ only new additions for the 2022-23 campaign, which begins on Sunday at Manchester United.Head coach Potter, who guided the south-coast club to a maiden top-half...