La Liga champions Real Madrid are reportedly keeping tabs on the progress of Moises Caicedo, a target for Chelsea and Liverpool.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Moises Caicedo has emerged on the radar of Real Madrid. The Ecuadorian midfielder, valued at around €80 million, is also a target for Chelsea, Liverpool, and a few other Premier League bigwigs.
Moises Caicedo has taken the Premier League by storm since joining Brighton & Hove Albion from Independiente del Valle last year. While the 21-year-old initially moved to Beerschot on loan, he has found a stable footing at the Amex Stadium this year.
The Ecuadorian international enjoyed a solid second half of the 2021/22 season. And Caicedo has been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League this term, turning out 12 times thus far for Brighton. But the player’s progress has not gone unnoticed, with European bigwigs like Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Liverpool setting their sights on him.
Real Madrid will lose Luka Modric and Toni Kroos in a few years, with the midfield stalwarts in the twilight of their respective careers. While Modric and Kroos might sign another extension before the season ends, the Merengues cannot afford to be off guard if the duo declines sharply. Caicedo has thus emerged as a viable target for Real Madrid.
As for Liverpool, the Reds pursued the 21-year-old in the summer transfer window. And the Merseyside giants continue to monitor Caicedo’s progress at Brighton. With Jordan Henderson regressing this season and James Milner in the twilight of his career, Liverpool will need to sign a midfielder next year. And Caicedo is an option worth considering.
Meanwhile, the Brighton midfielder is also a target for Chelsea. The Blues are in a spot of bother over the futures of Jorginho and N’Golo Kante. The two players are in the final year of their deals, and talks over new contracts have not progressed. In addition, Kante’s fitness issues will likely compel Chelsea to invest in a midfielder next year.
Brighton will not let Caicedo leave on the cheap and will demand around €80 million to part ways with him. The valuation might leave Liverpool out of contention. But Chelsea and Real Madrid should be able to afford to pay €80 million to sign the 21-year-old. It will be interesting to see what the future has in store for the Ecuadorian international.