Arsenal would have to pay more than £80m to sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton this summer window. This is according to journalist Ben Jacobs. He shares more information on the Ecuadorian international’s future.
Arsenal have had an interest in Moises Caicedo for some time now as they made several efforts to sign him before. The 21-year-old was in Arsenal’s radar in January but ultimately couldn’t get a deal over the line.
Chelsea are now the team who seem most keen on Caicedo. But they’re facing the same stubbornness that Arsenal did six months ago. They are also reluctant now to pay the fees for Caicedo.
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Speaking about the 21-year-old’s prospects in this transfer window, Ben Jacobs said:
“With Arsenal, they’ve not come in again for Moises Caicedo. It would be great for Arsenal, it would be an incredible signing to pull off.
“But remember, anybody that enters the race for Moises Caicedo now is only helping Brighton get a fee of £100m or more.
“If there’s any other suitor that comes in and I think Arsenal found this with Rice.
“If Arsenal enter the race, they’re going to have to go minimum above £80m because that was the rejected bid but then Brighton are going to have to manufacture a bidding war and that’s not something that Arsenal will want to get sucked into.”
It’s very hard to see a situation where Arsenal pay £80m or more for Caicedo this summer. That is if Chelsea can’t agree a deal this summer. Then the Gunners might be tempted to enter the race again in January.
However, Moises Caicedo is only getting better and that might increase Brighton’s demands even further in the future.