Defender Cucurella accomplished a £60million transfer to Chelsea on Friday after being topped Albion participant of the 12 months, whereas influential midfielder Bissouma was offered to Tottenham earlier in the summertime for round £25million.
Teenage Paraguay ahead Julio Enciso and England Beneath-21 defender Levi Colwill are the Seagulls’ solely new additions for the 2022-23 marketing campaign, which begins on Sunday at Manchester United.
Graham Potter insists he’s “fairly snug” with the power of Brighton’s squad going into the brand new Premier League season, regardless of shedding key duo Marc Cucurella and Yves Bissouma.
Head coach Potter, who guided the south-coast membership to a maiden top-half end final time period, stays open to the opportunity of additional incomings however is greater than content material to stay with the gamers presently at his disposal.
“I’m proud of what we’ve achieved and I’m proud of the squad,” he mentioned.
“Whereas the window’s open you by no means know and also you at all times should be in your toes however it’s higher to be anticipatory slightly than reactionary.
“We’ve obtained a superb squad with some good gamers, formidable, a mixture of outdated and new. We’re fairly snug with the place we’re at.”
Along with the arrivals of 18-year-old Enciso from Paraguayan facet Membership Libertad and 19-year-old Colwill on mortgage from Chelsea, Brighton’s ranks are additional bolstered by Japan midfielder Kaoru Mitoma and German striker Deniz Undav coming back from mortgage spells with Belgian facet Royale Union St Gilloise.
Albion head to Outdated Trafford three months to the day since humiliating United with a thumping 4-0 victory on the Amex Stadium.
The 20-time English champions, who’ve simply endured their worst Premier League season from a factors perspective, are below new administration following the appointment of Erik ten Hag.
Potter believes the Dutchman has already made a constructive influence.
“He’s a unbelievable coach, he’s had an excellent expertise and time at Ajax, did a extremely good job, (I) actually loved his group,” mentioned Potter.
“I’m certain he’s prepared for the following step. He’ll be wanting ahead to the sport and it is going to be a constructive ambiance at Outdated Trafford, I suppose, so we now have to cope with that and be able to face that problem.
“You may see in pre-season the influence he’s made. I feel the modifications they’ve made have been constructive.
“They’re on the again of a disappointing season, despite the fact that they completed within the high six, so it reveals you the standard that they’ve nonetheless.