Reporter Fabricio Romano, who is well-versed in the European football transfer market and works for the UK’s ‘Guardian’, said on his personal SNS on the 27th (Korean time), “Arsenal has put in an offer of 60 million pounds (approximately 91.6 billion won) to sign Caicedo. Arsenal We are pushing ahead with the signing. Negotiations have entered an important stage.” 안전놀이터
Caicedo is a promising player born in 2001, but he is a talent who has received attention from big clubs since he was young. Caicedo was active in the Ecuadorian league before moving to Brighton for the 2020-21 season. After he transferred, he went on loan and adjusted to Europe. From January 2022 he started to play properly for Brighton.
Caicedo quickly integrated into the team and became a key player. As a central midfielder, Caicedo excels in defense and movement. He plays the role of a box-to-box midfielder and performs well as a link in midfield. His competitive ability based on his outstanding athletic ability is also outstanding.
Currently, Arsenal do not have the resources to replace Thomas Partey if he is injured. He has Mohamed El Neni but he’s been sidelined due to injury. Arsenal seems to want Caicedo, who can play as a backup or competitor to the party, as the team balance is easily broken when there is a gap in the party.
However, Brighton reportedly did not accept Arsenal’s offer. The British’The Athletic’ immediately explained, “Brighton rejected Arsenal’s offer of £60 million for Caicedo. Brighton will not change their position that they will not sell Caicedo in the January transfer window.”
Arsenal also have to win the race against Chelsea. Chelsea was the most active club for Caicedo, which was selected by coach Graham Porter. It was less than Arsenal, but there was also an offer of 55 million pounds (about 83.9 billion won).
In the end, when it comes to money matters, no one knows which team will laugh, Chelsea or Arsenal. Chelsea also boasts strong financial power, but Arsenal also now have a bullet to spend money in the transfer market. Also, Arsenal has already been hijacked by Chelsea for Mihailo Mudrik, so this Caicedo transfer rumor will try to beat Chelsea even for the club’s pride.