Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano is now seeking incredibly smug as Marc Cucurella is ‘edging closer’ to becoming a member of Chelsea from their Premier League rivals Brighton.
This summertime transfer window has been mental and now we have been addressed to drama in between a journalist and a Premier League club.
To just take points back to the get started, Manchester City had been the side in the beginning in the working to indicator Cucurella.
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The Leading League champions had bids turned down for the left-back. This was right before talks amongst them and Brighton halted with Town unwilling to pay £50m for his expert services.
Chelsea observed this as an prospect to sign the defender, who shone for the Seagulls previous phrase in his debut period in England.
Discussions immediately progressed in advance of Romano dropped his notorious “here we go” catchphrase to announce on Wednesday night that Chelsea have achieved a ‘full agreeement’ to indication Cucurella.
In an surprising turn of occasions, Brighton introduced an formal assertion shortly immediately after to quash Romano’s report:
“Contrary to inaccurate reports from many media outlets this evening, no settlement has been achieved with any club to sell Marc Cucurella.”
We were being now in unfamiliar territory. The guidelines of the transfer industry point out that when a deal has been offered the right here we go cure, then it is accomplished.
As to be predicted, hilarity ensued above social media as football admirers revelled in Romano’s apparent f*ck up.
Romano has trapped to his guns, nevertheless. Numerous diverse resources have backed up his information and facts that Cucurella’s go to Chelsea was established to be finished.
Like Romano, The Athletic are regarded for their dependability. Their Brighton reporter – Andy Naylor – furnished an update on Thursday night.
Naylor states that ‘an announcement is expected’ on Friday with Cucurella joining Chelsea permanently. This is even though Levi Colwill moves the more than way on financial loan. He provides that the Blues will be spending ‘considerably more’ than £52.5m.
Romano seemingly never sleeps as he is often on Twitter. Unsurprisingly, Naylor’s new report has manufactured him pretty smug.
The Italian journalist also could not assistance but present some ‘exclusive’ aspects himself. He promises that Chelsea will fork out £55m as a ‘fixed fee’ and £7m more could occur in the kind of add-ons.
Brighton have finished remarkably well to get this much considering he only expense them £15m final summer months. Having Colwill on financial loan at the very same time is also wonderful small business.
This is assuming that the Seagulls do not attempt to mug Romano off once again, which would be very amusing.