Chelsea are reportedly keen on signing Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo at the end of the season.
Moises Caicedo has been a key player for Brighton this season, with his performances attracting the attention of a number of Premier League clubs. Arsenal were keen on signing him during the January transfer window, and a report from Fichajes claims that Chelsea are now preparing a big-money move for him at the end of the season.
Chelsea will have to bring in midfield reinforcements in the summer, and Caicedo could prove to be a solid, long-term investment. The Ecuador international is undoubtedly one of the most promising midfielders in the league, and he has a bright future ahead of him.
Chelsea might need to replace players like Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante at the end of the season. The Frenchman will be out of contract in the summer and the Croatian international is apparently looking for a fresh new challenge.
The Blues have spent around €600 million on new signings since their takeover, and they are now looking to put together a formidable squad capable of winning major trophies next season. Signing Caicedo will certainly improve them in the middle of the park. The 21-year-old will add defensive cover and control in the midfield next season.
It has been a disappointing season for Chelsea so far, and they will be looking to bring in a manager who can transform them. It is imperative that they plug the weaknesses in the squad and the midfield is certainly an area that is in need of reinforcement.
Caicedo has the potential to shine at a big club, and a move to Chelsea could be an attractive option for him. And the Blues are ready to shell out a big-money sum to prise the 21-year-old away from their fellow Premier League club.
Despite their dismal campaign, Chelsea have a talented squad capable of fighting it out towards the top of the table and the 21-year-old could help him succeed in the coming seasons. He has proven himself at Brighton and will be hoping to take the next step in his career. A move to Stamford Bridge could accelerate his development and help him compete for major trophies.
Arsenal will sign neither Rice nor Caicedo. They won’t go into a bidding war. So chelsea can bid 200m for Caicedo to ward them off.
Their goal is not to improve their squad but to foil Arsenal plans for reinforcements. And they will do so but will still not rival Arsenal on the pitch. It takes time and effort.
Chelsea should give themselves at least 3 years.