Arsenal target Moises Caicedo is ‘one to watch’ during the remainder of the January transfer window, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: Caicedo attracting interest
The Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder has been attracting interest from a number of different Premier League clubs, with Chelsea said to have been in contact with the player, while the likes of Newcastle United have monitored him ahead of a potential move.
Considering that Arsenal have recently been rebuffed by Martin Zubimendi in their advances to sign the midfielder, they could now turn their attentions to the Ecuadorian, with Mikel Arteta aiming to bring in some competition for the likes of Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey.
The Latest: Romano’s update
Taking to Twitter to provide an update on the 21-year-old’s future, Romano confirmed that Caicedo has now joined up with Futbol Division as his new agents, which could indicate that he may be thinking about his next move.
The Italian claims that the midfielder’s situation is ‘one to watch’ as we enter the final stages of the January market, with Chelsea and Liverpool also named as potential suitors.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Hailed as a ‘fantastic player’ by football scout Jacek Kulig, who also praises him for his ‘superb vision & passing skills’, Caicedo has emerged as a vital player for Brighton this season, ranked by Sofascore as the fifth-best performer in Roberto De Zerbi’s squad.
This passing range was on display during the Seagulls’ 4-1 win at Everton earlier this month, with the Ecuadorian weighing in with an assist and recording a 92% pass accuracy. He also had more touches of the ball than any other Brighton player that night, highlighting his eagerness to get involved in the play.
While Xhaka, Partey and Martin Odegaard have struck up a good relationship in Arsenal’s midfield, Arteta could do with some additional depth once the Europa League campaign resumes in the spring. Caicedo is a fantastic prospect who looks capable of offering a real boost in the Gunners’ bid to win the Premier League title, so he could certainly be worth an attempt to bring in before next Tuesday’s deadline.