'Amazing', 'Europe is calling' - Brighton fans react as Albion confirm deal for talent who will give defenders 'nightmares'
Brighton have confirmed the signing of Spanish wide man Marc Cucurella – and fans have been quick to share their delight on social media.
The former Barcelona youth prospect joins the Seagulls from Getafe on a five-year contract in a deal believed to be worth around £15.4 million.
The 23-year-old can play at both left-back and on the left side of midfield, and has been at the centre of a lengthy period of speculation involving Graham Potter’s men.
For his part, the Albion boss has expressed his positivity about the deal.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: "We have been keen to bring Marc to the club, and we are really pleased to finally welcome him here and are excited to begin working with him.
"He has had a fantastic education in the youth teams at Barcelona and he has gone onto make a real impression in La Liga and within the national set up. He is a versatile player, and he will add competition and options to the squad.”
We’ve gathered some of the best reactions from happy Brighton fans on Twitter below…
@LaurenLaing94 tweeted: “Got there in the end!”
@OwenNewmanMedia tweeted: “Amazing signing for us! Guy’s got so much potential, him and Lamptey running down the wings is gonna give opposition defenders nightmares”
@kingdunky tweeted: “What a signing”
@BhafcR tweeted: “It’s actually happened!!!! Great signing”
@ethan1400 tweeted: “Took long enough, but wow does it feel good”.
@CB_1901 tweeted: “Europe is calling”
@BhaHarvey tweeted: “Finally, inner peace”.