Moises Caicedo will wear a Chelsea shirt.
European soccer transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano announced on social media on Thursday (July 14), “Caicedo is heading to Chelsea. The deal has just been finalized and confirmed. It will be the highest transfer fee in the English Premier League (EPL). The transfer fee is £115 million and includes a sell-on clause. The contract runs until June 2031. It includes an option for a one-year extension.”
Brighton broke through last season. Early in the season, manager Graham Potter left for Chelsea and was replaced by Roberto De Zerbi. De Zerbi built a team that was consistently in contention for European honors, finishing the season in sixth place and qualifying for the UEFA Europa League (UEL) for the first time in the club’s history.
At the center of the Brighton surge was Kaysedo. Kaysedo’s biggest strength is his work rate. A classic box-to-box midfielder, his tireless stamina allowed him to be a force in both the offense and defense. He can also play on the flanks. When Brighton had gaps in their defense last season, Kaysedo was there to fill them.
Chelsea were the first to show interest in the player. Chelsea had a tough time last season. The Blues fired head coach Thomas Tuchel early in the season after winning the UEFA Champions League (UCL). The Blues hired Pochettino to replace Tuchel, but the move didn’t work out. Pochettino’s Chelsea struggled throughout the season. From sixth place at the start of the season, Chelsea fell to 11th place after 29 rounds. Eventually, Pochettino left the club.
Chelsea called in Frank Lampard as a firefighter. But Lampard couldn’t put out the fire. In nine games, Lampard won one, drew two, and lost six, and Chelsea finished the season in 12th place. It was a very disappointing run of results and behavior. The change of ownership from Roman Abramovich to Todd Boeli brought promise, but the season ended in failure.
Chelsea had been monitoring Caicedo since May. The transfer window opened and they went straight to work on signing him, but no progress was made. Brighton’s transfer fee was too high. Brighton demanded £100 million (approximately $167 million) for the player. Chelsea’s last offer was £80 million (about $134 billion). Unsurprisingly, Brighton refused.
Liverpool, in need of midfield reinforcements, also joined the chase for Caido. On the 11th, the BBC reported, “Liverpool agreed a record transfer fee of £110 million (approximately $187 billion) with Brighton to sign Caido. Brighton had set a £100 million ($168.4 billion) price tag for the player, making the move seem difficult, but Liverpool pulled it off. The player is now free to undergo a medical,” the report said.
The Reds have had a lot of departures in the midfield, which has led to a generational change in the center of the park. James Milner, Jordan Henderson, and Fabinho left the team. The Reds quickly brought in Alexis Sanchez and Dominic Sobocler, but no signings were made in the defensive midfield. A move for Southampton’s Romero Rabia was pursued, but negotiations stalled over the transfer fee and the club turned to Caisse d’Or.카지노
It was thought that Liverpool would be the ones to land him, but there was a twist. The player stayed loyal to Chelsea, the club that found him first. “He informed Liverpool that he wanted to join Chelsea,” Romano said on social media. He has decided to honor his commitment and only accept a transfer to Chelsea on personal terms.”
Chelsea broke the EPL’s transfer record last winter. They spent £177 million to bring in World Cup winner Enzo Fernandes. Just half a year later, they’re set to break the EPL’s all-time record transfer fee. Caido’s transfer cost £115 million. It won’t be easy to break his record for a while.