• By Paul Lagan

Cucruella signs for the Blues


Marc Cucruella Picture: Chelsea FC

By Paul Lagan

Chelsea have signed Brighton's left back Marc Cucruella. for the thick end of £62million.

He made 38 appearances in for the Seagulls in his only season in England last term.


Chelsea co-chairman Todd Boehly said: "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."

Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano , co-controlling owners, said: "We’re very excited to bring Marc to Chelsea and he is another key part of our squad building as we enter the new season. We’re all looking forward to getting started on the pitch now, and Marc only adds to that feeling. We welcome him to the club."


The Spaniard, 24, made his senior international debut last summer, his sole appearance for La Roja to date, and picked up a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics the following month with the under-23 team.