Manchester United are believed to be showing interest in Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder, Moises Caicedo, after previously missing out on the Ecuador international.
What’s the word?
In January 2021, the Red Devils reportedly passed up the opportunity to sign the 21-year-old from former club Independiente del Valle because the discussions had been “too messy.” However, the playmaker later joined the Seagulls in the same transfer window for a sum of under £4.5 million.
Recent rumors say that United is one of the clubs interested in making a move should the south coast side sell, despite any deal costing in the range of £60m-£70m. United was once again mentioned for a move during the summer.
The 28-cap marvel is on Erik ten Hag’s radar, according to journalist Simon Phillips, who was speaking to GIVEMESPORT about the Old Trafford club’s interest. However, the transfer insider believes a January purcҺase is improbable.
There are more clubs out there, like Manchester United is also quite interested in him, according to the reliable source. The next time something will be done for Caicedo, I don’t think it will be in January; I think it will be in the summer.
Imagine him and Casemiro
With the £70 million acquisition of Real Madrid’s multiple winner Casemiro, the Premier League heavyweights did eventually strengthen during the most recent transfer window. The seasoned destroyer has since flourished at the center of the midfield.
The 30-year-old has so far been nothing short of a “beast” for Ten Hag’s team, according to journalist Muhammad Butt, with an incredible average of 3.2 tackles per game in the Premier League from his 11 appearances.
The former Porto player has made such an effect at the Theatre of Dreams that, according to Sofascore, he has the second-best average match rating of the United team this season in the Premier League at 7.18.
Caicedo, a gem from Brighton who also showed off his tackling abilities by ranking sixth in the division in that category, might potentially form a genuinely devastating and scary pair with the rock-solid asset at the basis of the midfield going forward (43).
The former Beerschot loanee, a highly regarded “baller,” as described by announcer Jules Breach, has been a mainstay at the Amex since returning from his brief term in Belgium earlier this year. He has particularly stood out for starting all 14 of his team’s games this season.
The young player has recently shined while facing United, most notably scoring a memorable goal in the 4-0 thrashing at the conclusion of last season. He also shone when the two teams faced earlier this season, winning eight of his 11 duels and recording three vital passes as a marker of his all-around quality.
Combining Casemiro, a more experienced player, with such a young talent in the middle of the field could very well be a sтroke of genius for Ten Hag and company. No opponent would want to face that potent midfield pair.
Even if the Red Devils have to wait until the summer to find a deal, the wait can end up being well worth it.