Chelsea to offer €80m this summer for South American midfielder
Chelsea are looking to sign the Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo this summer and they are prepared to submit a substantial offer.
The 21-year-old was heavily linked with a move away from the club during the January transfer window but Brighton managed to hold on to him and convinced him to sign a new contract.
However, Caicedo continues to be linked with a move away this summer and a report from Fichajes claims that Chelsea are prepared to offer around €80 million for the midfielder.
The Blues need to sign a quality young defensive midfielder who can replace N’Golo Kanté in the long run, and the Brighton star certainly fits the profile.
The 21-year-old has been a key performer for his club this season and he has the ability to succeed at a big club as well.
Caicedo will add defensive cover, ball-winning ability, energy and technical ability in the middle of the park. N’Golo Kante will be a free agent in the summer and Chelsea have not managed to sign an extension with him yet.
The 21-year-old Brighton midfielder could prove to be a superb investment for the Blues and it remains to be seen whether they can agree on a fee with Brighton.
Given the fact that the midfielder recently signed a contract with them, Brighton will demand a premium for his services.
Moises Caicedo to Chelsea?
The reported €80 million offer would certainly be tempting for the Premier League club but they might fancy their chances of securing more money for the talented young midfielder.
Caicedo is a player with tremendous potential and he has all the attributes to develop into a world-class midfielder in the coming seasons. There is no doubt that he could justify the outlay in the long run.
Ukandu N. Ukandu
May 14, 2023 at 4:21 pm
Please, I wish to reatirate my earlier advise to CHELSEA MGT TEAM not to allow Ngolo Kante and Reece James to leave the Club and if possible let us start working on how to bring back Rudiger, himself alone was having 49% defensive ball possession. It is not to easy to get a tested footballer.