He’s going to Liverpool, not Chelsea.
British media outlet ‘BBC’ reported on the 11th (KST) that “Liverpool have agreed to sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton. The transfer fee is £110 million (approximately KRW 186.5 billion). It is the highest transfer fee in the history of the Premier League.”
Liverpool and Caicedo have yet to reach a personal agreement. However, it is expected that the deal will be finalized in England without any major changes. A medical has been scheduled for December 12.
Chelsea are dumbfounded. He was their number one target this summer.
Unsurprisingly, Chelsea were the favorites to sign him. The Blues were very aggressive, making three offers for the player.
After all the cards were dealt, Brighton agreed to match the £100 million asking price. Kayser also wanted to join Chelsea.
Chelsea have identified Kaysedo as a possible successor to N’Golo Kante, who moved to Saudi Arabia this summer. Born in 2001, Caicedo can play in both central midfield and defensive midfield.
He is particularly strong in defense. His activity and speed allow him to cover a lot of ground. He’s one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League.
That’s not to say he lacks build-up play. He was a key player for Brighton last season, both in defense and attack.
He was at the center of Brighton’s surge to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season. Several big clubs, including Chelsea, were in the running to sign him after the season ended.
The eventual winner was Liverpool. They submitted a bid of £110 million, which was more than Brighton’s asking price and more than Chelsea’s £100 million. Even Brighton, who wanted to keep Caido, were helpless in the face of money. 메이저사이트
Liverpool needed a new defensive midfielder after Fabinho’s departure to Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad. They managed to keep hold of Caido, even if it meant breaking the club’s record transfer fee for Virgil van Dijk (£75 million).