Arsenal Newsnow: Moises Caicedo, a midfielder for Brighton and Hove Albion who is also being pursued by Chelsea, has been linked to a transfer to the Gunners
Arsenal Newsnow: Arsenal, whose first £60 million bid for Moises Caicedo was rejected, reportedly has filed a revised offer worth approximately £70 million, as reported by Daily Mail. But Brighton & Hove Albion are reportedly demanding £80 million for the 21-year-old midfielder. What remains to be seen is whether or not the two teams can reach a deal in January.
Arsenal may have made a great long-term move by signing Caicedo. He is one of the best young midfielders in the Premier League. Chelsea has also been mentioned in connection with him. A contract between the Blues and the Seagulls has not been reached as of yet.
With the departures of Jorginho and N’Golo Kante anticipated this summer, Chelsea may utilize his services. At the same time, Mikel Arteta needs to strengthen and improve his midfield. The 21-year-old is a great long-term investment because of his potential.
Arsenal Newsnow: What’s the matter?
Caicedo seems like he may be the perfect complement to Thomas Partey in Arsenal’s central midfield. With him on the field, players like Martin Odegaard and Granit Xhaka will have more room to work with. However, Arsenal has had one offer for the sought-after midfielder turned down.
The north London club may benefit immediately from the 21-year-old’s Premier League experience and familiarity. Caicedo has made his wish to leave Brighton known, and he is now trying to join Arsenal.
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Right now, Arsenal is the team to beat in the Premier League. The addition of Caicedo this month might be crucial in maintaining their title drive and ultimately bringing home the trophy at the season’s finish. Leandro Trossard, formerly of Brighton, has joined the Gunners this month. However, whether or not they can persuade the Seagulls to part with another important player before the January deadline is still up in the air.
What’s next for the Gunners?
Caicedo has the potential to be worth the high price tag in the long term, despite his lack of experience outside of the Premier League. In any case, the Gunners probably thought that the £70 million offer would be accepted. They proposed a £60 million basic price plus £10 million in extras for a total of £70 million.
It’s not smart to keep a player who’s dissatisfied. It’s reasonable to expect that Brighton will cave to Caicedo’s demands and approve his transfer before the transfer window closes. Moreover, Daily Mail reports that the Gunners will make a bid for Declan Rice at the conclusion of the season.