Brighton submit bid for former Manchester United target Moises Caicedo who will not be moving to the north west

With Manchester United out of the race to sign Moises Caicedo several clubs are in the chase but Brighton have now submitted a bid.

Ecuador's Moises Caicedo celebrates after scoring against Uruguay during their 2022 FIFA World Cup South American qualifier football match at the Rodrigo Paz Delgado Stadium in Quito on October 13, 2020, amid the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Jose Jacome / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOSE JACOME/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Brighton pursue Caicedo

Manchester United have completely dropped out of the race for Moises Caicedo. The Ecuadorian midfielder was previously linked with the move to the northwest and had spoken out about his support of Man Utd.

“My challenge is one day to be in the elite of world football. I have proposed this to myself, my dream is to play in the big leagues,” Caicedo said. “The Premier League, Manchester United are my favourite club. 

However, according to Fabrizio Romano, it is south coast team Brighton and Hove Albion that are looking to secure a deal for the Independiente starlet.

“Brighton have submitted an official bid to sign Moises Caicedo. Independiente del Valle are open to accept – now it’s time for personal terms. The race is still on with other clubs interested. Manchester United won’t sign him,” reported Romano.

Manchester United have already secured the signing of Amad Diallo from Atalanta and therefore will not be too concerned about missing out on Caicedo who they had scouted significantly.

Potter provides Bissouma update

Whilst Brighton wants to bring in players, the threat of bigger sides stealing their top talent is always on the agenda. Yves Bissouma is one of the club’s most prized assets and has drawn quite some attention for his performances in the Premier League which has helped to keep his side in the division on multiple occasions.

“We have had no interest as far as I am aware,” said Potter. “Yves has probably played this season as much as he has played, he is enjoying his football, he is making steps.

“He is probably playing as well as he has done during his time here. That’s good for us, we need to focus on that.

Brighton and Hove Albion's Yves Bissouma (left) and West Bromwich Albion's Conor Gallagher during the Premier League match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton. (Photo by Andrew Couldridge/PA Images via Getty Images)

Brighton and Hove Albion’s Yves Bissouma (left) and West Bromwich Albion’s Conor Gallagher during the Premier League match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton. (Photo by Andrew Couldridge/PA Images via Getty Images)

101 recently suggested that Arsenal should look to sign the Malian midfielder by providing an analytical insight into the player which you can read here. Arsenal are in need of central midfield reinforcement and by signing Premier League proven talent, would ensure that immediate impact could be achieved.

Why Manchester United have changed transfer window tactics with Ecuadorian starlet top of the list


This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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