Chelsea will look to sign Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo in the coming transfer windows if Graham Potter wants to bolster his side with a midfield signing.
What’s the word?
That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who claims that Chelsea’s recently appointed manager, Potter, could look to use his connection with the 20-year-old, having gained insight into what he can bring to the Blues during his time at Brighton.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke said: “I’m sure if Chelsea are looking to bring in a midfielder in the next couple of transfer windows Moises Caicedo will be somebody who will figure highly on their wanted list due to his association with Graham Potter. He knows all about Caicedo, he knows what he can offer to the team as well.”
“Runs Old Trafford”
O’Rourke’s latest admission surrounding the future of the 23-cap Ecuador international will come as a welcome update for the Chelsea faithful.
Potter will know all about the quality that Caicedo already possesses at the tender age of 20, having trusted him to grow into what was a gaping hole left by Yves Bissouma, when he made the switch to Tottenham Hotspur early in the summer window.
Caicedo has taken to first-team football in England’s top-flight like a duck to water, with the Ecuadorian demonstrating his effect yet again in what helped to seal back-to-back dominance against Manchester United. His performance in early August prompted the admins of NXGN to state that Caicedo “runs Old Trafford” via Twitter.
And the game against United was not just a one-off.
£42m Caicedo has asserted himself as a solid asset in the Brighton engine room, having racked up an average of 10.77 ball recoveries, 8.57 passes under pressure, and 4.25 tackles + interceptions per 90, with these metrics illustrative of a star in the making.
The Brighton starlet was developing both parts of his game under former boss Potter to great effect, and you get the impression that if the chance arrived, he would be more than willing to reunite with the manager who put full trust in his ability, despite his tender age.
With their already established relationship, this is most certainly one to look out for in the coming transfer windows.