Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club may open the door to the sale of Moisés Caicedo. According to a new report by Italian journalist Alfredo Pedullà from television sportitalia and the diary La Gazzetta dello Sport, Chelsea are willing to add any bonus to the offer of £60 million ($73 million) to bring the Seagulls’ chief executive to the negotiating table.
On Sunday, January 21, Pedullà warned that the Blues were willing to add a bonus and a percentage of any future sales to the 60 million British pounds ($73 million) for the signing of the 21-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder. On the other hand, he points out that Brighton are demanding at least 65 million pounds ($80 million) as a fixed base plus a bonus.
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“We had spoken to you in previous days about a proposal of 60 million pounds for the price tag, because now Chelsea is willing to add any bonus for the Ecuadorian boy who amazed everyone, with the possibility of adding a percentage in a future sale. Brighton’s request breaks the wall of 65 million euros (70 million dollars) plus bonuses “says Pedullà in a note published on his website this Tuesday.
“An obviously insurmountable gap between supply and demand, but now we will have to wait for the Blues’ new increase to provide (Graham) Potter with a midfielder of undoubted qualities”points out the journalist.
The need to incorporate a midfielder with a great presence in the Premier League makes Potter urge Todd Boehly (club owner) to make one last effort to close the January transfer book with a seventh signing (Joao Felix, David Fofana, Andrey Santos, Noni Madueke, Benoît Badiashile and Mykhailo Mudryk) and thus launch the team on a climb towards the first places.
Potter hopes that Caicedo will opt for his new project at Stamford Bridge and with the stripes that sign a contract with a ‘Big Six’ (Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham) of the Premier.
The change of agent of the Ecuadorian international would play a leading role in the movement. The Brighton midfielder became part of the Division Football portfolio.
With eight days to go before the winter market closes in England, the Spanish agency Manuel Sierra announced on Monday the “world-class player, Moisés Caicedo” as a new representative.
The executive director of Soccer Division told THE UNIVERSE that they are happy to formally count on Caicedo as represented. Sierra, who also has the Ecuadorian promise Kendry Páez in his portfolio, preferred to reserve details regarding what “is coming now for the agency and for Moisés.” Asked about the short-term future of ‘Moi’, he replied: “Let’s see”.
In the current season, the tricolor has played 21 games (18 for the Premier League, 1 for the FA Cup and 2 for the League Cup) and has scored one goal (against Leicester City).
The Santo Domingo-born de los Tsáchilas has a contract with the Seagulls until June 2025. On behalf of Brighton, the coach has expressed his desire to continue counting on the ’23’, beyond the considerable income that the club could receive if he traded: it cost them just $5.5 million in 2021.
“I hope he ends the season with us, but it’s always hard to be sure. The best solution is for him to finish the season with us; And for him, in the summer, he better change teams”said Roberto De Zerbi in statements (Twitter) to the club on January 20.
The Italian, however, does not close the door on a possible sale: “But the question of whether we sell our great players is not for me, it is for our owner. The problem is not selling. The problem is buying new players with the same level or the same potential as the ones you sell. At the moment I think that the club is working well in terms of the search for new players”.