Tired of holding out for Brighton & Hove Albion, Chelsea are set to spend £100 million.
‘Chelsea, looking to bolster their central midfield, are set to spend £100 million to sign Moises Caido (Brighton & Hove Albion), who has had two bids rejected for Enzo Fernandez’s playmaking partner,’ the Express reported on Friday.
Kaysedo has been the subject of interest from the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea. In the January winter transfer window, a move to Arsenal seemed all but complete. However, Brighton fell short of their asking price and he stayed put.
Angered by the club’s stubbornness, Caicedo acted like a child, skipping training and writing angry posts on social media. Brighton responded by suspending him from training as well, and he eventually returned with a white flag.
However, when the summer transfer window opened, the valuation of Kaysedo began to rise again. A transfer was virtually a done deal, but it would depend on how much he was willing to pay. Whereas in the winter, Arsenal were the favorites, this time around, Chelsea want him badly.
Mauricio Pochettino is happy with the signing of Caicedo. He urged the club’s hierarchy to sign him as soon as possible, saying he was the right man to fill N’Golo Kante’s shoes. He”s a player who plays a lot in the center of the field and is a good one-on-one defender.
However, Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has weighed in on the player’s chances of staying. While he has no recourse if the transfer is finalized, he is confident he will stay, given the reluctance of several clubs to set a £100 million transfer fee.
Of course, Caicedo has said he wants a move and has the same attitude as last winter. He’s willing to stay at Brighton and do what Chelsea want him to do. His reasoning for wanting to leave is that Brighton are in the Europa League (UEL), whereas Chelsea are not in the UEFA Champions League next season, and the quality of the team is different. 메이저사이트
Brighton are not without ideas. They plan to use the money they received from Chelsea to sign Mohamed Koudous (Ajax). Koudouz has shown his desire to leave by not showing up for training at Ajax. Arsenal, Chelsea, and others are said to want him, but if they want to strengthen their own positions, it will be difficult to sign him.
Brighton will look to capitalize on the situation and try to sign him. Koudou’s transfer fee is reportedly £40 million (approximately KRW 666 million). That’s a lot of money for Brighton. Of course, Arsenal still want Koudou, so there’s a battle on their hands. Cudjoe wants to play in the Premier League and is happy to go anywhere.
Brighton’s thinking is that if Chelsea outbid Arsenal for Caido, there’s no reason not to sell. However, Chelsea would have to be cautious about spending £100 million, given the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.
Chelsea want Caido, but they also need Cudjoe to fill the holes left by Mason Mount and Kai Havertz. It’s a twisted dynamic that Brighton could capitalize on to land a big fish.
With a maximum price tag of £40 million set for Yayaks Kudus, the club’s stance is that they will agree to a transfer if anyone pays that price. It all depends on Brighton’s attitude.
In addition to Koudou, Ajax are also interested in Edson Alvarez, who can play both central defense and central midfield. A number of scenarios are possible, including a simultaneous transfer with Koudou or just one of them leaving. It’s an interesting transfer window for Caido.