According to The Sun, Chelsea and Manchester United will have to pay between £60 and £70 million to sign Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo.
The 21-year-old made his Premier League debut for Brighton in April of this year and has since played in every game for the club. With his outstanding defensive performances, the Ecuadorian has made a significant impact, and it may not be long before the midfielder finds a larger challenge away from the Amex Stadium.
According to The Sun, Chelsea and Manchester United are both big fans of the midfielder’s abilities. The latter were thinking about signing him away from his previous club, Independente, until Brighton beat them to it. They paid only £3.6 million for him when he was purchased, but his asking price will now be between £60 and £70 million.
In the English Premier League, Caicedo’s ability to make tackles and intercept passes has been nothing short of remarkable. He has also done an excellent job with his distribution and work pace. Some have drawn parallels between him and Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, and the London club may see him as a potential successor to the Frenchman.
Because Kante has suffered a number of injuries over the last two years, the club is currently hesitant to renew his contract, which expires in June of the following year. He is likely to be released from his contract, and Caicedo, who is capable of playing at a world-class level, would be an excellent choice to replace him.
However, in order to sign him, Graham Potter’s team may have to fend off interest from other clubs such as Manchester United and Newcastle. Despite the fact that Casemiro is a fantastic holding midfielder, United may view Caicedo as a serious rival in the future, despite the fact that Casemiro is already on their roster. In the game, the two could also compete against one another.
In comparison to United’s interest, Chelsea should be more concerned about Newcastle’s pursuit of the South American player because they are also interested in his services. If Caicedo is signed, he would be an excellent complement to Bruno Guimaraes in Eddie Howe’s midfield. Saudi Arabia currently owns the club, and things are looking up for Howe’s squad.
Even though Arsenal and Chelsea “hate” each other, Mauricio Pochettino says something brutally honest about Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud became France’s all-time leading scorer in the World Cup last-16 when he put Didier Deschamps’ team ahead at halftime against Poland.
The AC Milan attacker entered the tournament with 49 goals, two fewer than Thierry Henry’s tournament record of 51. However, he tied the record by scoring twice against Australia in the first game of the group stage. However, in his next game, Giroud leapfrogged the former Arsenal forward, who did not play again in the group, and helped his club seize the lead in Qatar.
Last summer, the 36-year-old left Chelsea for AC Milan. He is regarded as one of the world’s top attackers. He was an essential component of the team that won the 2018 World Cup despite without scoring a goal, and former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino stated he is difficult to play against.
Pochettino said at halftime during the match against Poland: “I used to despise Giroud because he used to play for Arsenal and Chelsea. He was the type of player you knew could do anything. It is significant. We center-backs despised him because he was a serial killer. Because he’s so large and intelligent, it’s difficult to play against him inside the box.”
Giroud scored twice in ten games for Chelsea and Arsenal against Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur, but his three goals in two games for Southampton frightened them.
Deschamps demonstrates his trust and respect for the striker by recalling him for the knockout stage. Giroud’s goal scoring record is impressive, despite the fact that he isn’t the type of fast forward that has become popular in European football.
He scored 105 goals and had 41 assists in 253 games for Arsenal. He scored 39 goals in 114 games for the Blues. He has now scored 90 goals in the English Premier League. He can now concentrate on winning the World Cup for the second time in a row, having passed Henry.