Brighton are working to sign Spain Olympic defender Marc Cucurella

Brighton are working to sign Spain Olympic defender Marc Cucurella – with forward Alireza Jahanbakhsh returning to Holland after three years

  • Former Barcelona left wing-back Cucurella now has a £15million buy-out clause 
  • Brighton face the Spain international’s club Getafe in a friendly on August 7 
  • Iranian Jahanbakhsh has joined Feyenoord after three years on the south coast 
  • Find out the latest Tokyo Olympic news including schedule, medal table and results right here

Brighton are working to sign Spanish international left wing-back Marc Cucurella from Getafe.

The 22-year-old joined Getafe from Barcelona a year ago after a spell on loan and now has a £15million buy-out clause.

Cucurella, who can also play at left back and left midfield, is currently with Spain’s squad for the Tokyo Olympics. 

Brighton are working to sign Getafe defender Marc Cucurella, who has a £15m buy-out clause

The former Barcelona left wing-back is currently with Spain’s squad for the Tokyo Olympics

He has been capped once by Spain and could replace Bernardo, who left Brighton earlier this summer. 

Brighton face Getafe on August 7 in a friendly after the game was given government clearance.

The Seagulls also added 6ft 8ins goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen, 22, from Ajax on Friday to strengthen their ranks after Mat Ryan left for Spanish side Real Sociedad.

Graham Potter also added the 6’8″ Ajax goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen, 22, to his squad on Friday

Alireza Jahanbakhsh, who scored a fine overhead kick against Chelsea, has joined Feyenoord

Meanwhile, winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh has ended his three-year spell at Brighton and returned to Holland to join Feyenoord on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Iranian Jahanbakhsh struggled for regular game time across his three seasons on the south coast, only playing 50 times in all competitions and scoring twice.

However, he will be remembered for his stunning overhead kick against Chelsea in January 2020. 

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