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According to Florian Plettenberg, Manchester United is “prepared to enter the race” to sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Caicedo admitted in September that if the Red Devils had made a bid during the summer transfer window, he would have thought about moving to Old Trafford.

The 21-year-old was available for £4.5 million in January 2021, but the 20-time league champions turned it down to sign him from Ecuadorian club Independiente del Valle.

With the signing of the outstanding South American by the Seagulls, Caicedo did make the transition to the Premier League.

Jude Bellingham and Frenkie de Jong are probably higher on Erik ten Hag’s midfield wish list, but if Bellingham and De Jong are not available next summer, interest in Caicedo may grow.

Two top-notch midfield additions from the summer were Casemiro and Christian Eriksen, but Ten Hag might want to strengthen his midfield even more the next summer.

The club has the option of extending Fred’s contract by a further 12 months, but The Guardian reports that Ten Hag is willing to let United’s number 17 go. Fred’s contract expires in June.

Prior to the World Cup break, Donny van de Beek’s former Ajax manager gave him opportunities, but the 25-year-old failed to make an impression in any of his appearances.

The Netherlands international’s future will need to be decided, and although though Casemiro was only recruited three months ago, United’s number 18 will turn 31 in February, and Ten Hag may already be seeking to find the powerful Brazilian’s long-term replacement.

Caicedo has made an impression since becoming a crucial member of Brighton’s starting lineup.

The Seagulls have recently made money off of their great players, and it appears like the Ecuadorian international will make a lucrative move next summer.

Caicedo has only made 25 appearances for the Amex Stadium team, but in both of those matches against the Red Devils, he made an impression.

In the Seagulls’ 4-0 victory over Ralf Rangnick’s Reds at the conclusion of the previous campaign, Brighton’s number 25 scored his first goal for the team.

In Ten Hag’s first Premier League game as the club’s manager, Brighton’s 2-1 victory over the Reds at Old Trafford featured the 28-time Ecuadorian international who also made a statement.

Antonio Valencia, a former captain of Manchester United and Caicedo’s countryman, has previously expressed a wish for the Brighton midfielder to transfer to the Theatre of Dreams in the future.

“I hope Moises Caicedo can go to a famous team in England. He is a humble guy, he was born to be great, and I hope he can come to Manchester United,” the player that Sir Alex Ferguson acquired from Wigan Athletic told La Radio Redonda.

Given that he scored against Senegal in the World Cup, Caicedo’s value and price are likely to rise; unfortunately, his team was eliminated from the competition following a 2-1 loss.

According to Plettenburg of Sky Sports, Manchester United are willing to compete with Liverpool and other elite European teams for the signing of the Ecuadorian, bringing him to Old Trafford at long last.

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