Moises Caicedo has already revealed dream transfer and it’s not Chelsea or Liverpool amid ‘£115m agreement’
Moises Caicedo’s move to Chelsea is close to being finalised after a deal worth £115m was accepted by Brighton
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That admission, which was made earlier this year, could spell good news for Brighton, who have reportedly agreed a sell-on clause with the Stamford Bridge club meaning they are set to make more from the transfer if Caicedo departs Chelsea for the likes of Real Madrid.
Liverpool had previously agreed a £111m deal with Brighton for the midfielder but with the Colombian preferring a move to London, Chelsea were eventually able to come to an agreement which was £4m higher than the Reds’ offer.
Caicedo has reportedly agreed a mammoth eight-year contract with Chelsea but if his previous admission about a move to Real Madrid is to be believed, Chelsea could find themselves selling the player down the line if the La Liga giants come calling.
“It was always my dream to play for Real Madrid,” Caicedo told Cadena SER. “Now I’m doing things very well and why not one day play there and win the Champions League with Real Madrid. The way they play, the personality, the style, it’s really impressive.”
Chelsea will pay an initial £100m for the midfielder with the other £15m to come in add-ons, half of which are said to be easily achievable. The Blues started life under Mauricio Pochettino with a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Brighton kicked off their season with a win over newly-promoted Luton Town and Seagulls manager Roberto De Zerbi said the club were already preparing for life without Caicedo.
Speaking on the Caicedo saga, De Zerbi said on Friday: “I have already forgotten about Moises. I’m really proud of the players we have in the squad. We want to keep improving. The credit goes to the club. Bigger clubs can buy our players but they can’t buy our soul or spirit. We don’t have enough [players] yet, we need to complete the squad. I want players who want to come here.”