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By Contributor Estella Godwin
Weeks after being scouted by Manchester United Football Club, it has been announced that Moises Caicedo would not be joining the team in this transfer window as the club chiefs have decided to target other potentials.
Hopes were high after the Independente del Calle midfielder was checked out at Old Trafford, this move by the premier league club could only be interpreted as interest in the young lad for the January transfer window, what could have happened along the way?
It seems that the red devils were not the only ones interested in the 19-year old midfielder; Chelsea, Everton, Newcastle, and Brighton were also in the race and it seems as though the seagulls might have beaten others to strike a deal.
Sebastian Machado, a reporter at DirectTV, Ecuador tweeted that an agreement has been reached between Moises Caicedor and an unnamed Premier League club which is neither Chelsea nor West Ham.
In the past days, the Guardian reported that Brighton FC was ‘hopeful’ about striking a deal with the teenager.
A few hours ago, the Mail reported that a 4.5 million pounds deal had been struck between the player and Brighton FC. The bid has been approved and the player is set to undergo medicals on the south coast.
Football expert, Tim Vickery speaking to Sky Sports News said, "Only 19. The way the market is going with South American football is the European clubs want to take them as early as possible," he said. "They are buying on the promise, but Caicedo is much more than a promise, he is real.
"We have just lost Colin Bell and I am not saying he is as good as Bell but Moises Caicedo is in that kind of mold. He is a terrific athlete who makes football look easy. A box-to-box midfielder”
"That kind of box-to-box midfielder that's very much in the tradition of the England game. Strong, quick, intelligent, and cool. He really does look like the genuine article."
Moises Caicedo has scored six goals throughout his 31 appearances at Independiente, he has also acquired four Ecuador caps since his international debut in October.
Brighton FC has no doubt acquired a talent that is set to be a game-changer.
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