Agent assures Chelsea fans their Euro 2024 standout isn't leaving

Spain v France: Semi-Final - UEFA EURO 2024
Spain v France: Semi-Final - UEFA EURO 2024 / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella is poised to stay with the club despite recent transfer speculation, according to his agent Aleix Pique. The 25-year-old Spaniard has been a revelation at Euro 2024, playing a pivotal role in Spain's march to the finals with his defensive prowess and attacking contributions.

Cucurella's performances have not gone unnoticed, with several top clubs reportedly showing interest in the talented left-back. However, Pique has quashed any doubts about his client's future, stating that Cucurella is content at Chelsea and in London. The agent told La Ser, as quoted by renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano.

"Cucurella is very comfortable and happy at Chelsea and in London. His idea is to stay at the club. Under normal circumstances, he will continue there."

The agent further emphasised the unlikelihood of Cucurella leaving Stamford Bridge this season, despite his impressive showing at the European Championship.

The Blues face a dilemma regarding their left-back options this summer, with the arrival of Renato Veiga potentially necessitating the sale of one of their current players in that position. While Ben Chilwell's future remains uncertain, Cucurella's recent form has made him a strong candidate to retain his place in the squad.

Cucurella joined Chelsea from Brighton & Hove Albion in August 2022 for a deal that could reach £62 million. Despite initial struggles, he found his footing towards the end of the 2023-24 season, thriving in an inverted full-back role under then-manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Under the guidance of new head coach Enzo Maresca, Cucurella is expected to be a key figure in the team. His performances have silenced critics who questioned his hefty £60+ million transfer fee from Brighton, and he is now widely regarded as the first-choice left-back at Chelsea.

Cucurella's journey at Chelsea has been a rollercoaster, but his determination and talent have shone through. His standout displays at Euro 2024 have only reinforced his importance to both his club and country.

Chelsea fans can take comfort in Pique's assurances about the player's future. With four years remaining on his contract, it appears that Cucurella's long-term future lies at Stamford Bridge.