Cucurella to Chelsea transfer In doubt after new update emerges; Here is why.
Marc Cucurella’s place in the Chelsea team should the Brighton full-back complete a £50million move to Stamford Bridge. The Spaniard has reportedly agreed personal terms with the Blues, who are set to pay the fee that Manchester City were quoted but walked away from.
Talks moved quick after Pep Guardiola’s side abandoned a potential move for Cucurella, and Chelsea swiftly agreed personal terms for the 24-year-old.
The transfer fee is still to be discussed but reports have claimed that Chelsea are prepared to pay £50m for the man Bent doesn’t believe makes their starting lineup when everyone is fit.
“I like Cucurella,” Bent told talkSPORT. “I think he’s a very good player going forward. His first season at Brighton last season I thought he was brilliant, got forward, causes problems, got a nice left foot, good distribution, good energy, and he can defend.
“He will be a good signing. I’m not calling him a squad player at Chelsea but I think if everyone is fit, he doesn’t start. You’re talking about a team that’s competing at the very highest [level]. Chelsea are in the Champions League.”