According to multiple reports, Everton and Brighton are now leading the race. Twitter Transfer King Fabrizio Romano confirmed that Brighton has already put in a bid with Caicedo’ side Independiente del Valle.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United have pulled back from the deal. Caicedo will definitely be heartbroken over this news as he is a boyhood fan of the club. However, he would definitely get more playtime at other clubs like Everton and Brighton to improve his game. He can always get his dream transfer a few years down the line as he’s still 19-years-old.
THE MOISES CAICEDO HYPE:
Moises Caicedo is the new name on everyone’s mouth. The 19-year-old Defensive Midfielder has impressive stats for someone his age. A lot of European Giants are after him for this reason alone. Manchester United, Chelsea, and Everton all think Caicedo’ the next big thing.
At such a young age, he’s already is rated at £5.5 million + add-ons. This valuation is only going to increase as time goes on.
As things stand Caicedo is going to be a Brighton player by the end of the Transfer Window as only personal terms are remaining. However, as the deal is not fully done, any club can swoop in and take the young Ecuadorian from under the nose of The Seagulls.
CAICEDO AND FAILED MANCHESTER UNITED TRANSFER:
Ed Woodward has let the fans down one more time. Or has he.
Reports in Ecuador claimed Manchester United were frontrunners in the race for Caicedo. However, The Red Devils never confirmed this report. But the fans have to point their fingers somewhere and as always it was at Ed Woodward.
The Executive VC might have his short-comings but this time it feels like he took a calculated decision to not sign Moises Caicedo. No matter how promising a player might be, with almost zero playtime at the top level of football, one can’t judge their trajectory.
Manchester United can save this money and then go on to invest in a developed defensive midfielder instead of spending money on Caicedo. However, considering the deep pockets of the English Giant, it would have been pocket money for United.
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