Gary Neville has given his verdict on Chelsea’s newest switch (Photos: Getty/Sky Sports activities)
Gary Neville has questioned Chelsea’s resolution to signal Brighton defender Marc Cucurella, insisting he was ‘shocked’ by the ‘staggering’ switch announcement.
Cucurella has signed a six-year contract at Stamford Bridge and turns into Thomas Tuchel’s fourth main summer time signing following England ahead Raheem Sterling, Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly and teenage prospect Carney Chukwuemeka.
The 24-year-old, who performed 38 video games in his solely season at Brighton, looked set to join Manchester City earlier in the summer however Chelsea hijacked the transfer to bolster Tuchel’s defensive choices.
Whereas Neville has been impressed by Cucurella’s improvement on the south coast, he admits he was left ‘shocked’ by Chelsea’s deal.
‘That one simply shocked us at present,’ the previous Manchester United and England defender stated on Sky Sports.
‘It’s a staggering sum of money they usually’ve obtained Ben Chilwell in that place already. That’s an enormous switch that’s gone by way of. That’s the one [summer deal] that stands out for me.