Liverpool failed to sign even after preparing an all-time offer. Moises Caicedo wants only a move to Chelsea.
Reporter Fabricio Romano, who is well versed in European football news, reported on the 12th (Korean time) that “Chelsea is in contact with Brighton to discuss a new bid for Caicedo. Liverpool are ready to get out of the saga.”
Initially, Caicedo was strongly linked to Liverpool. Reporter Romano said on the 11th, “Here we go”, a comment used when a transfer is certain, “Caicedo is going to Liverpool! The transfer fee is 105 million pounds (about 177.1 billion won) and 10 million pounds (about 16.9 billion won) won) is added.”
Even manager Jurgen Klopp was aware of Caicedo’s joining. Manager Klopp officially admitted at a press conference ahead of the match against Chelsea on the 11th, “I’m really happy. We need him. It would be great if we could bring the grill.”
But Caicedo didn’t want to move to Liverpool. British Telegraph reporter Matt Law said: “Caicedo is willing to join Chelsea despite Liverpool and Brighton’s £111m deal. He has made it clear in recent weeks that he wants to join Chelsea.”
Chelsea are also interested in signing Kaise. It is known that they are willing to offer up to 100 million pounds (about 169 billion won), although it falls short of the amount of 105 million pounds offered by Liverpool. Chelsea are setting a new negotiating table after Caicedo turned down an offer from Liverpool.
Caicedo is one of the midfielders whose future is more promising than the present. He was born in 2001, so despite his young age, he showed enough potential. Caicedo wore Brighton’s uniform from the 2021-22 season and left on loan in the first half, returning in January and joining the team. As the second half progressed, he became the starting pitcher and took charge of Brighton’s midfield alongside Eve Bisuma.
He is a midfielder who is active in both offense and defense. Caicedo mainly plays as a central midfielder or defensive midfielder and shows a lot of activity as a box to box type player. His connection, as well as penetration, shooting, and positioning are cited as strengths.안전놀이터
He also played a pivotal role in the team last season. Caicedo played in 37 English Premier League (EPL) matches and contributed greatly to Brighton’s rise along with Alexis McAllister. He also excelled at the World Cup. Caicedo represented Ecuador at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Ecuador was eliminated in the group stage, but Caicedo showed a clear presence in the midfield.
Big clubs drool over his performance. Among them, Arsenal strongly wanted Caicedo in January. Arsenal also offered 70 million pounds (approximately 113.5 billion won). Caicedo also wanted to transfer, but ultimately failed. Arsenal moved away from Caicedo when they signed Declan Rice this summer.
Excluding Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea were competing for scouting. Liverpool had many breakaways in the midfield, including James Milner, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. In response, Alexis McAllister and Dominique Soboslei were brought in, but they planned to recruit Caicedo to form the midfield.
However, Caicedo insisted on only transferring to Chelsea, and it fell apart. Chelsea are gearing up for the new season under manager Mauricio Pochettino. Coach Pochettino used a 4-2-3-1 formation in pre-season games. But he couldn’t find a match for Enzo Fernandez. Conor Gallagher, Andrei Santos, and Cesare Casadei took turns as partners for Enzo, but failed to show satisfactory performances. In the end, they plan to strengthen the midfield by recruiting Caicedo.