Getafe midfielder Marc Cucurella was all set to complete his transfer to the Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion. But, as per Gerard Romero, Getafe have paralyzed the deal over an argument on the mode of payment with the seagulls.
Cucurella is a product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, who signed for Getafe permanently in 2020 after a successful loan spell. The 23-year-old has appeared 83 times for Getafe during 2019-2021 in which he scored 4 goals and 8 assists. While seeing his form in the left side of the midfield, the lad was picked up for Spain’s Olympic campaign.
As he returned winning the silver medal in the Olympics reports emerged of his transfer to Brighton. The Premier League side was the youngster’s long admirer as they kept tabs upon Cucurella all summer. And finally, in August they entered into negotiations with the La Liga club for signing Cucurella.
The seagulls agreed to sign Cucurella permanently by paying his release clause of €18 million. As the talks were going on between the clubs the midfielder was sent to train alone in order not to have complications to complete the deal. All the things were moving well until both the clubs went on different paths regarding the mode of payment.
AS per Gerard Romero, Getafe wants the €18 million of the release clause in full cash immediately. While the seagulls are wanting to pay the €18 million in installments. Following this argument, Getafe have paralyzed the deal. There have been no further updates on that issue, but it is confirmed that the seagulls are trying to hard to get the deal done. If the deal goes through then it will largest sale in Getafe history.
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