The Spaniard excelled under Graham Potter, and it was only a matter of time before he made the step up to a bigger club.
That team did look to be Manchester City. However, after City and Brighton failed to agree on a fee, Chelsea swooped in and snapped Cucurella up for a staggering £62m.
Cucurella has since had a decent start to life with Chelsea, whilst Manchester City went out and signed Sergio Gomez as their replace for Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Now, an insight into why Manchester City did not sign Cucurella this summer has been revealed.
According to Fabrizio Romano, one of the reasons Marc Cucurella did not join Man City was because the Sky Blues rejected Brighton’s request to sign Julian Alvarez on loan.
It is added that the answer from Man City when Brighton asked for Julian Alvarez was ‘no way’. Julian Alvarez is untouchable.
Alvarez has since had a bright start to life at the Etihad. The Argentine came off the bench in City’s wins over West Ham, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace.
He was then handed his first start of the campaign vs Nottingham Forest, operating on the right of a front-three that included Erling Haaland and Phil Foden.
Haaland stole the show with a hat-trick, but Alvarez still scored twice and impressed many with his superb shooting.
And as Riyad Mahrez has not looked at his best this season, there are calls from some City fans to make Alvarez their main right-winger this campaign.