Brighton sign Villarreal left-back Pervis Estupinan for £15m…as the Ecuadorian international and former Watford player joins a five-year deal to replace Marc Cucurella following his £62m transfer sterling to chelsea
- Brighton have announced the signing of Villarreal defender Pervis Estupinan
- The 24-year-old comes to Amex for £14.9m and has signed a five-year deal.
- He comes in as a replacement for Marc Cucurella, who joined Chelsea for £62m.
- Graham Potter said: ‘It occupies a position to which we have been looking to add depth’
Brighton have announced the £14.9m signing of Villarreal left-back Pervis Estupinan, who arrives on a five-year deal.
The 24-year-old is likely to replace Marc Cucurella as the club’s first-choice left-back, although Solly March has impressed on the left flank during Albion’s unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign.
Head coach Graham Potter told the club’s website: “We are excited about what Pervis is bringing us and he fills a role that we have been looking to add depth to.”
Brighton have signed Ecuador and Villarreal left-back Pervis Estupinan for a fee of £14.9m.
“In addition to his international experience, he has played for Villarreal in the Champions League and the Europa League, as well as accumulating a lot of experience in the League.
“We will help him establish himself here in England, but we are looking forward to working with him and seeing him in action in the Premier League.”
Estupinan played for Ecuadorian club LDU Quito before joining Watford five years ago.
The 24-year-old arrives as a replacement for Marc Cucurella, who joined Chelsea for £62m.
Graham Potter led Brighton to a 2-1 win against Man United on the opening weekend
However, the winger struggled to gain a foothold in the Vicarage Road first team and was subsequently loaned out for four seasons, taking up arms with Granada, Almería, Mallorca and Osasuna between 2017 and 2020.
After joining Villarreal, Estupinan helped Unai Emery to Europa League glory during his first campaign with the LaLiga side.
Brighton will face West Ham at London Stadium on Sunday after beating Manchester United 2-1 and drawing 0-0 with Newcastle in their opening two games.