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Chelsea fullback Marc Cucurella admits Barcelona return ambitions

Chelsea fullback Marc Cucurella admits he wants to return to former club Barcelona.

While the Spaniard will be hoping to give his Chelsea career the jolt it needs when domestic football returns after the World Cup, he has spoken about his dream to one day return to boyhood club Barcelona.

Cucurella progressed through the club's famous La Masia academy but only managed one appearance in the senior team before leaving in search of more game opportunities.

Speaking to Catalunya Radio, he said: "I didn't get the chance to really play for Barcelona and I've always been gutted about that.

"In the end, if I had the chance in future, I would value it. It would be very nice."

Cucurella has made 18 appearances this season, contributing two assists but is yet to net his first goal.

Since joining he has not been afforded the security of being played in a singular position, with his versatility coming back to haunt him in his struggles to embed at Stamford Bridge.

The ex-Brighton defender has played as a centre-back in a back three, a left-back and a left wing-back.

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