Report: Newcastle interested in Moises Caicedo - but face paying £70m
Caicedo has emerged as one of the most exciting talents in the Premier League this season. He has shone for the Seagulls in the wake of Yves Bissouma’s departure.
But his performances this season will not have come as a surprise to some of the club’s top-flight rivals.
Newcastle interested in Caicedo
The Sun reports that both Newcastle and Manchester United wanted the Ecuador international before his switch to the Amex Stadium. Meanwhile, Chelsea are also in the running for his signature.
However, Brighton are ready to dig their heels in to keep the 21-year-old. In fact, The Sun claims that Brighton want up to £70 million for someone they paid £3.6 million for less than two years ago.
It is not clear whether the likes of Newcastle or Manchester United would be willing to meet Brighton’s asking price for Caicedo. Certainly, you would imagine that they may have been taken aback by the demands.
But Caicedo certainly looks to be a special talent. Jamie Redknapp recently suggested that he has been ‘magnificent’ this season.
Meanwhile, Alan Shearer claimed ahead of the opening game of this World Cup, between Ecuador and Qatar that he is going to be a top player. So he would certainly be delighted to see him end up on Tyneside in the near future.
Brighton will feel confident that they can keep Caicedo in January. It is obviously a harder window for clubs to do significant business in.
But with the likes of Newcastle, Manchester United, and Graham Potter’s Chelsea sniffing around, clearly it is going to be a serious challenge for the Seagulls.