Everton named surprise favorite in Moises Caicedo race
Despite thousands of reports suggesting it is Manchester United who will land the Independiente del Valle Moises Caicedo starlet, a report from Ecuador has thrown a wrench into the work by naming Everton as the favorite.
United are generally expected to seal a deal for Caicedo in the near future, and most reports have admitted the Red Devils are clearly ahead in the race to secure a deal that could cost close to $ 4.5million. of pounds sterling.
Well, according to Extra, that’s rubbish.
The report suggests that United’s interest barely increased and Independiente was not impressed with the amount of money that was on the table, which saw the Ecuadorian club turn to other suitors.
Everton are now claimed to be in the lead in Caicedo’s pursuit, but an anonymous Major League Soccer side are also said to be on the 19-year-old’s heels. James nalton and Roger gonzalez both say Atlanta United is pushing for Caicedo’s signing in the United States.
A deal is expected to be reached on Thursday, but it is explicitly stated that it will not be United who land Caicedo.
Is it worth believing it? It’s delicate.
Independiente boss Santiago Morales recently confessed to Radio La Red (via The Express) that they had no contact with United yet, adding that other clubs around the world had already been in contact.
There were reports suggesting Chelsea were chasing Caicedo. English media covered the story and Ecuadorian media El Telegrafo joined in the fun soon after, but Everton’s name has now entered the mix.
However, it may not even be Everton who will win. Morales confirmed (via Radio La Calle) that the offer from the MLS side is “financially the best”, but Independiente is also ready to take the player’s wishes into account, instead of jumping at the chance to win quickly. a dime or two.
Given that Caicedo is a United fan, it seems likely the 19-year-old will choose to travel to Old Trafford elsewhere, and the strength of reports claiming a move to United is a near-certainty suggests the Red Devils should not yet ruled out.
That said, there seems to be enough of it to add doubt. Maybe don’t shoot a Kieran Trippier and “climb” on this one that’s happening again.
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