Cucurella and the call that changed his life: from 2 to 68 million euros

Marc Cucurella worth 68 million euros or at least that is what is said that the Chelsea going to pay the Brighton for his signing. four years ago, Marc Cucurella He was one more of those homegrown players who from time to time showed up at the training sessions of the first team of the Barcelona. Little more.Riqui Puig, Miranda, Carles Pérez either Abel Ruiz They were the ones who monopolized the praise in the inferiors of the Barça club and the full-back was still waiting for that opportunity that never came.

In a matter of two hours and a couple of meetings, Cucurella gave a turn to his life that with the passage of time opened the doors of what he can be: the second most sought-after Spanish player in history after Kepa. The end of the 2018 summer market was approaching and suddenly the Eibar appeared in the life of today’s valued player. The sports management of the Gipuzkoan club, with Fran Garagarza at the head, proposed to beggar strengthen the left side. Everything was about to change.

Two names on the table: Daniel Lasure Y Marc Cucurellaplayers of Saragossa Y Barcelona B. The first one has not had it easy, but he has overcome all the problems to continue in the mao team. The second is about to make history in the world of football.

“We thought the team needed something else. I was Cotebut we thought we needed to strengthen the position. beggar I knew them both and the choice was quick”, comments Garagarza. As was the negotiation with the Barcelona. Assignment with option to buy for two million euros and repurchase of the Catalan club for four. Everyone happy.

“His behavior was exemplary at all times. A side arrived with work, arrival and with the ability to seek the decisive pass and find his teammate. He was fast, he was good with the ball, he had everything… except experience. It does not matter“, affirms the former sports director of the Eibar. beggar I decided, given how much he could contribute, to place Cucurella ahead of the side so that he could contribute everything that he already showed in the subsidiary. From the first moment he fit in wonderfully and his performance grew nonstop.

“He is a kid who is neither fast nor strong… In all those measurements that we make with so many machines that we have, he does not enter into any measurement. You never sign him. But he is a soccer player, very smart, he chooses well… that is Marc Cucurella”, I praised him beggar at a press conference.

The Eibar took very little time to make use of the purchase clause, as the Barcelona to exercise the repurchase option. The armory team saw how the player’s performance was more than remarkable in the 31 league games he played, helping the Eibar finished in the middle of the table and generating a capital gain of two million euros.

In the summer of 2019, the Barcelona repeat operation with cucurella, in this case to Getafe in exchange for ten million, which went up to 18.5 last summer marketjust when Angel Torres close the transfer to Brighton. In his first year at premier league has convinced everyone so much so that Chelsea is willing to reach 68 million euros.

This spectacular growth of a recently turned 24-year-old player might not have taken place if in the summer of 2018, Fran Garagarza he would not have done his usual field work before negotiating any signing, that is, meeting the footballer in question and realizing that he was dealing with a professional in the broadest sense of the word.

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