Graham Potter hails Marc Cucurella after £60m Chelsea transfer and praises Brighton’s switch trade

Graham Potter hails ‘improbable participant, nice man’ Marc Cucurella after full-back completes £62m transfer to Chelsea – and lauds Brighton’s switch technique that is raked in £150MILLION in a 12 months

  • Marc Cucurella finished his £62m transfer to Chelsea at the eve of latest season
  • Brighton have grabbed £150m for Cucurella, Ben White and Yves Bissouma 
  • Seagulls boss Graham Potter says cash made out of offers presentations membership’s paintings

 Graham Potter believes Marc Cucurella’s club-record £62million departure to Chelsea presentations Brighton have a recruitment procedure to be pleased with.

Albion have been reluctant to lose the defender however controlled to barter a benefit of virtually £45m on a participant bought from Spanish aspect Getafe not up to one year in the past.

The Seagulls have now gained round £150m in switch charges all over the previous 12 months following the gross sales of Ben White to Arsenal, Dan Burn to Newcastle and Yves Bissouma to Tottenham.

Graham Potter hails 'great guy' Marc Cucurella following his lucrative move to Chelsea

Graham Potter hails ‘nice man’ Marc Cucurella following his profitable transfer to Chelsea

‘It is a part of our technique, to permit us to proceed to broaden,’ stated head trainer Potter, who guided the south-coast membership to a maiden top-half Premier League end closing time period.

‘Purchasing gamers is the simple section; promoting gamers on the proper time for the best worth is the tricky bit.

‘And the closing 3 home windows it is round £150m value of participant gross sales we have made which is not any small feat, one thing to be pleased with from a recruitment viewpoint, from a construction viewpoint.

‘Credit score to the gamers as a result of in the long run it is them that play the sport and get themselves in that place.

‘Our task now could be to check out to toughen, to check out to head ahead and that is the reason what we are going to do.’

Former Barcelona adolescence participant Cucurella used to be topped Brighton’s participant of the 12 months following an outstanding maiden season in English soccer and used to be closely related with champions Manchester Town prior to switching to Stamford Bridge.

Whilst profitable, the 24-year-old’s go out simply two days prior to Albion get started the brand new season at Manchester United is some distance from best.

The Spaniard was an instant hit winning Brighton's Player of the Season in the 21/22 campaign

The Spaniard used to be an rapid hit successful Brighton’s Participant of the Season within the 21/22 marketing campaign 

The Seagulls have controlled to melt his unwelcome sale via bringing Chelsea’s England Beneath-21 defender Levi Colwill within the different course on a season-long mortgage.

Potter insisted switch talks referring to Cucurella have now not been a distraction forward of taking up Erik ten Hag’s new-look United aspect and feels the overall deal is really helpful for all events.

‘We did not wish to promote him and we did not wish to promote him,’ stated Potter.

‘However, on the identical time, you keep in mind that if a Champions League membership comes with Champions League assets and finance and the participant signifies there is a want to do it then it is very tricky for us.

Potter is sad to lose a player of Cucurella's quality but is happy with Brighton's business

Potter is unhappy to lose a participant of Cucurella’s high quality however is proud of Brighton’s trade

‘Then we’ve got to ensure we get the best rate, I believe the best rate has been were given.

‘It is some other state of affairs the place everyone’s received on the subject of the participant’s were given an excellent chance, the marketing membership have were given a just right rate and the purchasing membership have were given a just right participant, so win, win, win throughout.

‘Marc used to be an incredible participant for us, nice man, I really like him so much so I want him smartly and we transfer ahead as a gaggle.’

Colwill, who helped Huddersfield succeed in the Sky Wager Championship play-offs closing season, may well be concerned within the Seagulls’ opener at Outdated Trafford.

‘He is a tender participant with some truly great attributes, massive doable,’ Potter stated of the 19-year-old.

‘He provides high quality, he had a just right mortgage closing 12 months at Huddersfield and he provides just right pageant for puts.

‘Clearly we have misplaced a left-sided defender so he is available in and provides beef up in that space.’


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