Brighton star Moisés Caicedo is among the most talented central midfielders in the Premier League. The 21-year-old Ecuadorian shines both in the club and in the national team with consistently strong performances and could soon take the next step.
Whenever a young player makes a splash at one of the Premier League's middle-tier clubs, it doesn't take long for the top clubs to be on the hunt for him. According to Sky Sports England, Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC have already included them. The 2021 and 2019 Champions League winners are said to be interested in the youngster's services, although there have been no formal talks as of now. However, this could change in the coming weeks.
A transfer during the winter break is unlikely as the player is tied to Brighton until 2025 and the club has no interest in letting the midfield hope go now. A change in the summer would be much more realistic. The Ecuadorian has settled into the Brighton midfield following his Belgium loan and is aiming for even bigger tasks. It is doubtful whether the step would be right in the coming summer. With 22 Premier League games so far, Caicedo is of course still a little green behind the ears. As great as his talent and as strong as his performances, another year would surely do no harm to Brighton. Here he could continue to gain match practice and grow as a leading player. However, it would be in Premier League style for the move to be completed in the summer of 2023 - and for a staggering fee.
This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Spotlight on top clubs: Brighton star Caicedo courted by Chelsea and Liverpool? released.