Manchester United are anticipated to formally strategy Brighton with regard to midfielder Moises Caicedo after making preliminary contact this week.
United have been on the seek for a brand new midfielder already this summer time, with a £55m bid for Chelsea’s Mason Mount nonetheless on the desk, however at the moment are eager to discover the opportunity of bringing Caicedo to Previous Trafford.
They’d additionally retained an curiosity in Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, however the 28-year-old has signed a one-year contract extension on the Italian aspect.
Caicedo was in wonderful kind for Brighton all through his first full season on the Amex Stadium, resulting in a £70m rejected bid by Arsenal in January, and a switch request on the identical day – which was later rescinded.
This isn’t the primary time United have thought of within the 21-year-old. In January 2021, they pulled again on their curiosity in him when he was nonetheless enjoying for Ecuadorian aspect Independiente del Valle as a 19-year-old, days earlier than he agreed to affix Brighton.
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Evaluation: Is Man Utd’s Caicedo curiosity real?
Sky Sports activities Information’ Dharmesh Sheth:
“Manchester United have all the time had an curiosity in Moises Caicedo, however cynics will take a look at this otherwise and see them initially going for a Chelsea participant, and since they cannot get the deal that they need, the noises which can be emanating about different targets contain somebody that Chelsea are additionally after.
“That could possibly be, perhaps, to attempt to speed up a Mason Mount deal on their phrases. Or, we take it on face worth, Mount shall be out of the equation, and so they’ll go for Moises Caicedo.”
How Caicedo went from from tearful teenager in Ecuador to Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd goal
Sky Sports activities’ Nick Wright
“Graham Potter used him, efficiently, as a left-sided No 8 firstly of the season following a transitional first 12 months which included a mortgage spell in Belgium with Beerschot. However Roberto De Zerbi, Potter’s successor, dropped him again to the bottom of midfield, even deploying him, at instances, as a makeshift right-back.
“Caicedo excelled wherever required, beginning 34 of Brighton’s 38 Premier League video games and enjoying a vital function in probably the most profitable season within the membership’s historical past, the statistics serving to to underline the extent of his affect out and in of possession.
“As a ball-winner, he’s among the many absolute best within the division.”
Learn extra of Nick Wright’s characteristic on Caicedo right here
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