Arsenal join Chelsea in Moises Caicedo transfer race with Gunners wanting ‘to be informed of Brighton talks’
ARSENAL have reportedly joined Chelsea in the transfer chase for Brighton’s Moises Caicedo.
The Gunners have already snatched one player from the Seagulls this month.
Winger Leandro Trossard joined Arsenal in a £27million deal from Brighton and made his debut during the 3-2 win over Manchester United on Sunday evening.
Mikel Arteta’s team then confirmed that they had bought Poland international defender Jakub Kiwior from Spezia for £21m last night.
Now transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Arsenal are plotting a swoop on Brighton again.
However, they face stiff competition from Premier League rivals Chelsea and Liverpool for Ecuadorian midfield star Caicedo, who has recently employed a new agent.
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He tweeted: “Official. Moises Caicedo has picked Futbol Division as new agents — it’s now confirmed by agency statement.
“One to watch in the final days of Jan window — Brighton want to keep him but Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal are well informed on Moises situation.”
The 21-year-old Ecuadorian has taken the Premier League by storm since stepping into the Brighton set-up initially under now-Chelsea boss Graham Potter.
Under current manager Roberto De Zerbi, who is desperate to keep the ace, Caicedo’s development has continued at a rapid pace, with Brighton continuing to march up the table.
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Brighton have become serial recruiters of top talent which is then flipped for a huge profit margin, as evidenced by sales such as Marc Cucurella, Ben White and most recently Trossard.
Trossard arrived at the Amex Stadium in 2019 for £18m, but is now an Arsenal player having been sold for £27m.
The respective fees they got for Cucurella and White saw Brighton receive more money than what it cost them to build their stadium.And Caicedo is set to be the next name on that list of profitable acquisitions by the club after he cost them just £5m.
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