The battle for the 2001-born Ecuadorian midfielder is far from over.
‘Moises Caido has informed Liverpool that he only wants to wear the Chelsea shirt,’ European transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano wrote on social media. ‘He has decided to honor his commitment to Chelsea, with whom he agreed personal terms at the end of May. Chelsea will make another bid to finalize the deal with Brighton.
Until this morning, it looked as though Kaysedo would be wearing the red of Liverpool. Brighton reached a club agreement with Liverpool, who bid £110 million, a new English Premier League (EPL) transfer record. Chelsea’s bid was £100 million.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said: “I can confirm that a deal has been agreed with Brighton. We want the player, not any kind of agreement. We are a club with limited resources. We did not expect something like Jordan Henderson and Fabinho leaving to happen this summer,” he said. “We tried to sign Jude Bellingham, and the club was really nervous. We’ll see what happens with Caicedo.”
The player was expected to travel to Liverpool for a medical, but according to multiple British outlets, including The Guardian, he remained in London. This was because Chelsea had increased his personal terms to make him more attractive. Chelsea’s desire for loyalty and the fact that the Liverpool-Brighton paperwork was not finalized, Chelsea raised the price again and made another bid for Brighton.
In the end, the EPL transfer record is sure to be broken in less than a month. The previous Premier League transfer record was held by Declan Rice. His move from West Ham to Arsenal this summer raked in £150 million. He was the most expensive transfer for an Arsenal and English player. However, just 27 days after the official announcement of Arsenal’s signing of Rice, the record was changed.
The midfielder joined Brighton from Independiente del Valle (Ecuador) in February 2021 and immediately established himself in the first team. He is regarded as one of the Premier League’s most prolific physical stat players, with a high work rate and reliable link-up play. 메이저놀이터
He was targeted by the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea, but he wanted a move away, even refusing to train with the team this summer and meeting with the club’s hierarchy to ask for a transfer. He hopes to join Chelsea, who have consistently shown interest in him. An agreement between clubs cannot precede an agreement with the player.