The transfer battles in the Premier League are heating up with Manchester City and Chelsea still squandering every viable option available to strengthen their squad. The Cityzens have already booked Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, and Kalvin Phillips, while the Spanish giants, Barcelona, have hijacked Chelsea’s prospects.
But the Blues from London haven’t entirely given up. Their new owner, Todd Boehly, is ensuring that the transfer window doesn’t end on a disappointing note.
New targets are on the radar and are being pursued most ardently. Among those is Brighton Hove Albion’s, Marc Cucurella, whose price tag of £50 million is now met by Chelsea, and the Spanish international is soon to be London bound.
However, there was a twist in the tale. City who have been looking for a left-back after the departure of Oleksandr Zinchenko were also in the market for Cucurella but were unwilling to meet the exorbitant price put up by Brighton. But Chelsea was extremely willing to bring the Spaniard on board after multiple failed attempts at different transfer targets.
And as in the world of football, the speculation began, and soon it was confirmed by the transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano. The Italian journalist of ‘Here we go’ fame took to Twitter and announced that a full agreement has been reached between Chelsea and Brighton with the Blues’ centre-back Levi Colwill moving the other way.
This news didn’t sit well with Brighton. The club tweeted about it, clearly stating that any transfer news about Cucurella is false and Brighton has not agreed with anyone to sell the 24-year-old left-back.
But despite the release of the club’s official statement, nothing stopped Fabrizio from owning up to his statement. To showcase his serious intent and prove the club wrong, the Italian pinned the tweet on his Twitter feed, allowing everyone to see that he won’t be kicked to the curb.
Fabrizio’s reputation for breaking the transfer news is set in stone. Whatever he says goes through and if something fails, it’s rather considered an anomaly. Even the crazy fans know Fabrizio will never make up statements without double or triple confirmations from reliable sources. When he says ‘Here we go,’ it means that there is no looking back on this transfer news.
Even when some fan poked Fabrizio about his Cucurella statement, he was quick to revert, suggesting his supremer confidence in his job.
In a recent development, Cucurella has been left out of training from the Brighton squad ahead of their big clash against Manchester United on the weekend. This is a clear sign that the club is unsure about Cucurella’s future and now is in the mud for trying to hide it.
We are all aware of how this saga will turn out, but credit where credit’s due because Fabrizio took on an entire Premier League club challenging his work.