Race for Moises Caicedo Intensifies as Liverpool Considers Joining the Pursuit
Liverpool is reportedly considering entering the race to acquire Moises Caicedo, as they continue their search for midfield reinforcements, according to The Telegraph.
Despite their potential acquisition of Alexis Mac Allister, Jurgen Klopp believes further strengthening is required in the midfield department.
The Ecuadorian midfielder, Caicedo, has been generating significant interest in the English transfer market.
Several top clubs are poised to compete for the £70 million-rated player, with Brighton prepared to sell him for the right price. While Caicedo’s departure from the Seagulls appears imminent, there remains uncertainty about his ultimate destination.
Liverpool has been monitoring Caicedo for several months, although initially it was speculated that they may not actively pursue his signature.
However, recent suggestions indicate that they may contemplate joining the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal in the pursuit of the talented midfielder.
It is widely believed that Caicedo desires to compete in the UEFA Champions League. Among the interested clubs, only Arsenal and Manchester United can offer him that opportunity.
Arsenal currently appear to be the frontrunners in securing his services, with Brighton expecting them to meet their financial demands.
During the January transfer window, Arsenal had two bids for Caicedo rejected by Brighton, with their final offer reportedly amounting to £70 million.
Brighton could potentially demand an even higher fee for the midfielder, with reports suggesting that the price tag could range between £80 million and £100 million.
This could pose a financial challenge for Liverpool if they decide to enter the race. Liverpool has already secured the signing of Alexis Mac Allister, potentially hinting at a reunion between the Argentine midfielder and Caicedo.
While Liverpool is considering their options, it seems that Caicedo may have a preference for Arsenal over the Merseyside club.