Marc Cucurella is now feeling so much happier at Chelsea, according to reports.
The Sun claims that the 24-year-old defender is a lot more settled now at Stamford Bridge after a challenging debut season so far.
It is understood that the huge transformation at Chelsea in the last year, which included the club’s takeover and restructuring of most staff, affected the new players who joined the Blues last summer.
Cucurella made his £60million switch from Brighton last August, with his price tag immediately bringing its own pressure.
The versatile defender, who can play left-back or as a left-sided centre-back, has had spells in and out of the starting line-up.
However, he’s finally looked settled in recent games under Graham Potter as a centre-half in a back three.
It can’t have been straightforward for Chelsea’s summer signings to arrive at a club still finding its feet under new ownership.
Some players just take longer than others to settle in a new environment, too.
Cucurella’s form in the opening few months of his Chelsea career was quite far below the standards he set at Brighton in the previous year.
However, his body language is starting to look a lot better as he turns in eye-catching performances recently.
We’re delighted to hear the Spanish defender is a lot happier now!
It’s going to be very hard for Cucurella to end up justifying his £60million price tag, but his transfer cost was something out of his control.
In our view, the left-footer can grow into a real fan favourite if this renaissance continues.
Pat Nevin recently noted that Cucurella has shown a lot of character and mental strength to rediscover form.
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