There are several days in a transfer window. But there are not many days like Wednesday. There aren’t many days when a Premier League club feel compelled to issue an official statement denying the latest transfer rumours.
Marc Cucurella can still become a Chelsea player, and maybe soon, but the delay was worth it for the Twitter drama alone.
we’ll see who lied
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 3, 2022
So, where are we after 24 rather eventful hours?
Chelsea’s £52.5million bid, submitted on Tuesday night, appears to be a good one. He hit Brighton’s asking price, unlike Manchester City’s recent efforts, and the Seagulls appear to have made that known to everyone involved, presumably leading to what turned out to be a somewhat premature report. on the complete agreement and the completion of the agreement.
With the personal terms already agreed, the transfer remains on track for a speedy conclusion. Medical and other examinations remain scheduled, according to the Telegraph.
The personalities close to the agreement with Marc Cucurella are adamant that #Chelsea The transfer will now go through, with a medical appointment, although Brighton sources still insisted on Wednesday night that no final deal has been agreed.
— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) August 3, 2022
So what’s the delay?
This part apparently has to do with a Levi Colwill, who looks set to go the other way. Officially he is not part of the Cucurella deal, but by all practical measures he really appears to be: as in, Brighton are unwilling to sign the Cucurella deal completely until the Colwill deal is n is not concluded. Fair enough, I suppose, but also a bit paranoid. (And also a wonderful example of why coin swap deals are so rare in football, with so many moving parts and variables and ways things can go wrong.)
The Colwill transfer is said to be worth around £20-25million, with a buyout clause twice that amount also included. Exit the loan army, make way for the redemption army!
I wonder what Thursday will bring…