Moises Caicedo’s extremely low reported asking price of €4.5m was always going to spike the interest of just about every European football club, and that is exactly what appears to be happening.
Just after Everton took the lead for the 19-year-old’s signature, several others have joined the race. The young midfielder certainly has a plethora of options to choose from now.
Among the latest named in the queue are fellow Premier League sides West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion, with the Hammers reportedly even making a formal offer of sorts, and Independiente Del Valle evaluating the offer.
#Everton et #WestHam ont envoyé des offres pour acquérir les services de Moises Caicedo de #IndependienteDelValle. #Brighton est aussi embarqué dans le navire.— Marc-Antoine Le Moignan (@MMoignan) January 8, 2021
Toujours rien pour #ATLUTD en #MLS. Ils ont de l’intérêt, mais pas d’offre pour l’instant. #Mercato pic.twitter.com/HnEaPwmjY1
Meanwhile, others are claiming that Brighton have gotten even further, and have already reached an agreement with Caicedo. And the Seagulls, as random as this may be, have some history with Independiente Del Valle as well, having once signed a young player named Billy Arce from them in 2018.
Nel giro di qualche giorno verrà definito il futuro del talento Moises #Caicedo dell’Independiente del Valle. Il suo destino sarà in Europa con la Premier favorita. Oltre a club come #EFC o #WHUFC che lo seguono da vicino anche il #BHAFC ha presentato una proposta #Transfers— Gianluigi Longari (@Glongari) January 8, 2021
While added competition is never a good thing in the calciomercato, multiple conflicting reports probably mean that an actual transfer is nowhere near done. Chelsea can still perhaps get a deal done for the talented youngster.
West Ham and Everton - as Chelsea too - are not close to sign Moises Caicedo in this moment. Same for Atlanta [MLS]. The race is open and many clubs are involved. Manchester United have 100% decided *not* to sign him, as reported today here. #mufc #efc #whufc https://t.co/1yns2pmDjV— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 8, 2021