Liverpool news: The Reds are interested in signing Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Moisés Caicedo.
Caicedo has established himself as among the most promising midfielders in the Premier League since joining the Seagulls from C.S.D. Independiente del Valle in January 2021.
He spent most of his debut season with the Brighton youth side before joining K Beerschot VA on a season-long loan during last summer’s transfer window. However, his stay with the Belgian club was cut short as he was recalled by the South coast club in January due to a shortage of midfielders in the squad.
The 20-year-old midfielder has played 12 Premier League games for the Seagulls so far, scoring one goal. He is also a vital member of Ecuador’s national team and has played 23 games for his country since making his debut in 2020.
Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp lining up move for Moises Caicedo
According to Studio Football (via Paisley Gates), Liverpool is preparing a move for Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo. The Merseyside club is willing to spend a transfer fee in the region of £42.3 million to bring the talented midfielder to Anfield.
The Reds are currently short of options in midfield. They tried to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham this transfer window but the German club is reluctant to sell him this summer.
Caicedo has derived interest from several Premier League clubs in recent weeks. Apart from the Reds, Manchester United is also in the race to sign the talented midfielder.
However, the South coast have already lost Marc Cucurella and Yves Bissouma this transfer window. They would not really like to lose another key player this month.
What will Moises Caicedo bring to Anfield?
Caicedo is a tactically strong midfielder whose key strengths are his passing, dribbling, and tackling skills.
According to WhoScored, he has averaged four tackles, 2.5 interceptions, and two key passes per 90 this term. Apart from that, he also completed 80.3 percent of passes in the league.
The Reds have struggled to get going so far this season, failing to win any of their opening two league games. They will look to turn things around when they face rivals Manchester United on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Brighton and Hove Albion are currently fourth in the Premier League table, with seven points from three games. They will next play Forest Green in the EFL Cup before facing Leeds United in the league.