Chelsea have brutally hit back at Brighton & Hove Albion while confirming the transfer of Marc Cucurella.
The Blues announced the signing of the defender in a £55million plus £7m add-ons deal on Friday. The 24-year-old full-back’s new contract will see him play at Stamford Bridge until 2028.
And Chelsea’s social media team took the opportunity to take aim at Brighton by tweeting: “CLUB STATEMENT: MARC CUCURELLA. Following reports from numerous media outlets this week, we can confirm an agreement has been reached with Brighton and Hove Albion for the signing of Marc Cucurella.”
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It followed the same style as Brighton’s tweet on Wednesday which shut down reports claiming Cucurella had joined Chelsea.
Brighton took to Twitter on Wednesday to quell the rumours, writing: "Contrary to inaccurate reports from numerous media outlets this evening, no agreement has been reached with any club to sell Marc Cucurella.”
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Fans have since picked up on the cheeky jibe by Chelsea, with one Twitter user commenting: “Hahahha mudded Brighton,” while another wrote: “OWN THE BRIGHTON ADMIN.”
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano also got in on the action, replying to Chelsea’s tweet with: “…here we go,” along with a smug-face emoji.
Romano initially broke news of the transfer on Wednesday evening but was met with a barrage of criticism after Brighton’s statement appeared to play down his report that an agreement was in place for Cucurella.
The news will also come as a blow for any Manchester City fans hoping that his move to Chelsea had hit a snag. Pep Guardiola was keen on signing the defender but was reportedly put off by his hefty price-tag.
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