‘He’s a top player and he will show his quality’ – Potter says on £63m Chelsea star

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Marc Cucurella signed for Chelsea during the summer in a deal worth an initial £56m with a possible £7m in add-ons.

The Spaniard has had a topsy-turvy start to his Chelsea career, and is yet to have a steady impact in the team, despite being bought for a huge fee.

Graham Potter who was Cucurella’s manager at Brighton, has backed Cucurella to come good at Chelsea.

“He’s had a couple of issues, a bit of illness, he’s been on antibiotics, but he’s a lot better,” Potter said of the left-back.

“Manchester United was purely tactical, a need to get an extra body in midfield. He was the one to come out probably because of all the things that have happened to him. A bit unlucky there.

“He’s good, he’s ready to fight for the team, he’s ready to play. He’s a resilient character, he’s a really good person.

“Sometimes when you move clubs it goes really well, and sometimes it can be a little bit of an up-and-down period. Marc’s a little bit up and down but he’s a top player and he will show his quality.”