Manchester United have opened talks with Brighton & Hove Albion over the signing of Moises Caicedo, in accordance with talkSPORT, with Chelsea nonetheless reportedly main the way in which.
Manchester United switch information – will they signal Moises Caicedo?
With talks reportedly failing to achieve a optimistic consequence up to now with Chelsea to signal Mason Mount, Manchester United have seemingly been pressured to show their consideration elsewhere, probably taking them in the direction of Caicedo.
After all, the irony is that Chelsea reportedly paved the way within the chase to signal the Brighton midfielder this summer time, however it’s the Blues who might have welcomed the Purple Devils into the race by pricing them out of a transfer for Mount.
The 21-year-old appears to be like to be valued at round £80m or above by his membership, so any deal would come at a hefty value for Erik ten Hag and co, who’ve reportedly been given a finances of £120m this summer time, until they transfer gamers on.
There’s nonetheless a protracted summer time forward, nevertheless, with loads of twists to come back within the Caicedo saga.
Would Moises Caicedo mirror Declan Rice?
There’s not simply an argument that Caicedo can present the identical high quality as Declan Rice, there’s proof that he’s even higher than the England worldwide in some departments.
On the ball, the Brighton man distributes way more typically than his West Ham United counterpart, making extra passes final season, in accordance with FBref.
The distinction is that Caicedo is extra risk-free in his passing vary, opting to recycle the ball extra typically than progressing it.
Final season, the Manchester United goal made much less progressive passes than Rice, however was dispossessed fewer instances. That mentioned, as per FBref, they’re famous as related gamers, maybe an ode to their place on the pitch and starring qualities defensively.
Such traits would go well with Ten Hag’s facet, who aren’t in want of a midfielder who could make issues occur going ahead. In any case, they’ve already bought that within the type of Bruno Fernandes.
What they want is a balanced participant between Fernandes and Casemiro; a participant who’s secure on the ball, and fast to recuperate the ball when with out it. Given Caicedo’s 248 ball recoveries final season, this can be a position that he might play.
Talking in regards to the high quality of the Brighton man, Garth Crooks wrote in his BBC column, by way of Caught Offside, after the Seagulls defeated Arsenal: “Arsenal needed to purchase Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and after this efficiency towards the Gunners I can see why.
“Following his encounter with Gabriel Martinelli you possibly can see this can be a participant from the old-fashioned and he’s going locations.
“They made two bids for the Ecuador worldwide this season and it triggered a horrible fuss. Brighton refused the presents they usually have been sizable.
“The participant, naturally upset, took a while to recover from the frustration however to his credit score settled his variations with the Seagulls and continued to supply excellent performances, however this extraordinary trouncing of the Gunners on their very own turf.”
The 21-year-old was additionally praised on Twitter, with Soccer Expertise Scout saying again in August: “Moisés Caicedo’s market worth/asking value will probably be astronomical subsequent summer time. And he’ll be value each penny of it. Machine Man. He is 20 by the way in which. Twenty years previous.”
So, though United look set to overlook out on the Arsenal bound Rice, Caicedo would not precisely be a disappointing different.