Man United have been informed that the signature of Moises Caicedo would cost up to £70million in term of a transfer fee.
Manchester United interest in Moises Caicedo dates back to 2020, when the Red Devils showed keenness on signing the player before he eventually moved to Brighton.
The Ecuador international has gone from strength to strength since moving to Brighton, proving to be one of the top defensive midfielders in the country.
United once again reignited their interest in Caicedo during the summer, though eventually chose to move for Casemiro instead, as a short-term fix.
Caicedo is seemingly still a Red Devils target if the latest report from The Sun is to be believed. However, United face paying a ‘huge penalty’ if they ‘want to land’ the long-term target Caicedo. It’s also worth noting that Newcastle United are in the same position.
The penalty is the cost of the eventual transfer. It’d now take up to £70m to get the deal done, after missing out on Caicedo’s signature when he left Independiente del Valle.
Although Brighton would prefer to keep hold of their prized asset, such a huge transfer fee is likely too good to turn down if that sort of offer does come in.
Caicedo is a quality footballer. He’s still improving as a player and perhaps he needs that step up to further his ability.
Brighton are now notoriously tough to negotiate with. You either pay their asking price or you do not get the player. It really is that simple. The Seagulls will not budge on their £60-70m valuation – which is an awful lot of money.
The good thing for United is that Caicedo wouldn’t be depending upon immediately. He’s viewed as the long-term replacement for Casemiro, so he’d be given a season or so to bed in and feel comfortable in his surroundings. Aged just 21, this feels like an ideal scenario for the young midfielder.
I’d also assume a summer transfer is more likely than a January one.
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