Arsenal and Man Utd set for Moises Caicedo transfer battle with Brighton star wanted in last-minute summer move | The SunAugust 15, 2022
MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal are reportedly set to battle it out for Brighton star Moises Caicedo.
The wonderkid has enjoyed a stellar start to the new Premier League season.
And the Mirror claims both United and Arsenal are interested in signing Caicedo before deadline day.
The Ecuador international, 20, starred in Brighton’s opening day win over United at Old Trafford.
Caicedo also caught the eye in Saturday’s draw against mega-rich Newcastle.
And his performances late on last season have also been taken into account by suitors.
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United passed up the chance to sign Caicedo in January before Brighton swooped in.
But Erik ten Hag is in dire need of midfield reinforcements.
And he could be set to sanction a bid for Caicedo as he also tries to land Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot.
Arsenal are also considering a new midfielder too as doubts remain over Albert Sambi Lokonga’s future.
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Mikel Arteta has put his trust in an impressive young Arsenal squad, and Caicedo has the quality to challenge for a starting role immediately.
However, United and Arsenal face stiff competition if they do make formal offers.
West Ham are eager after losing out to Everton in the race for Amadou Onana.
There are also suitors on the continent, with Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Bayer Leverkusen registering their interest.
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But Brighton are under no pressure to sell Caicedo, having pocketed £63million from Marc Cucurella’s move to Chelsea.
They also sold Yves Bissouma for over £25m for Spurs, and Graham Potter is looking to maintain the rest of his squad this window.
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