Brighton confirm signing of Marc Cucurella from Getafe

Tom Gott
Marc Cucurella has joined Brighton
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Brighton have confirmed the signing of Spanish wing-back Marc Cucurella from Getafe on a permanent deal.

The former Barcelona starlet has been excellent since leaving Camp Nou in 2019, racking up four goals and eight assists in 86 appearances for Getafe.

He now takes his talents to Brighton, who took to their official website to confirm that Cucurella had penned a five-year contract upon his arrival at the Amex Stadium.

 "We have been keen to bring Marc to the club, and we are really pleased to finally welcome him here and are excited to begin working with him," said manager Graham Potter.

"He has had a fantastic education in the youth teams at Barcelona and he has gone onto make a real impression in La Liga and within the national set up. He is a versatile player, and he will add competition and options to the squad.”

Cucurella arrives to give Potter some much-needed help at left midfield, where the boss has used three different players already this season.

Pascal Groß, Solly March and Jakub Moder have all spent time as makeshift wing-backs, but Cucurella will give Potter a natural option for the role.

He has thrived as a wing-back ever since his days as a youngster in the Barcelona academy and appears to be a perfect fit for Potter's preferred system. The boss has favoured a variation of a 3-5-2 since joining the club and is clearly buying players with experience in that formation.

The Spaniard becomes Brighton's third arrival of the summer, following agreements to sign midfielder Enock Mwepu and goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen.