Manchester United target Moises Caicedo set to join Brighton

Despite weeks of speculation linking him to a move to both Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton, Moises Caicedo now looks set to join Brighton.

Speculation surrounding United’s interest in starlet Independiente del Valle swirled for several weeks, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer apparently keen to strengthen his midfield options.

Moises Caicedo, Luis Suarez
Moises Caicedo in action against Luis Suarez | Pool / Getty Images

The Red Devils appeared ready to put down a £ 4.5million offer for the 19-year-old, however, with a concrete offer yet to be made, Everton have recently emerged as a shock favorite to secure a deal.

Well, everything has changed.

Metro reports Brighton are now in pole position to land Caicedo, with an agreement already reached between the two sides.

As of yet, there is no indication if any personal terms have been agreed between the player and the Seagulls – and given Caicedo’s allegiance to United, he will no doubt be keen to hang on and see if Solskjaer has intend to place a bid – however, the two clubs certainly seem to have come to an agreement on the youngster’s future.

Caicedo has not been short of Premier League admirers in recent months, Newcastle have also reportedly kept an eye on the teenager, as interest has not been confined to just those ribs, Milan and RB Leipzig also monitoring his progress.

If Graham Potter gets the Ecuadorian international’s signature it will reflect something of a coup for the club given the interest he has generated from across Europe.

Graham Potter
Graham Potter seems ready to land the talented teenager | Matthew Ashton – AMA / Getty Images

Brighton’s sudden interest in the dynamic midfielder could be the latest indication that Yves Bissouma’s move to Amex is about to end.

Although he took the time to settle on the south coast, the Mali international has become a key part of Brighton’s starting XI, and his performances have not gone unnoticed among some of the Premier League’s heavy hitters. .

Manchester United and Arsenal have both been linked with a move for the 24-year-old in recent weeks, while champions Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in the midfielder as they seek a long-term successor. term of Georginio Wijnaldum.