Arsenal’s second proposal to sign Moises Caicedo also failed.
Arsenal are looking to sign a third line. Arsenal, who have overtaken Manchester City this season and are leading the league, are making their final reinforcements in the winter transfer window to win the league title for the first time in 19 years since the 2003-04 season. In particular, they are risking life and death to save backup resources for Granite Zaka and Thomas Party, but Brighton’s main midfield resource Caicedo was caught on the radar network.
According to the British media ‘Telegraph’, “Arsenal are aiming for Moises Caicedo to strengthen the midfield. Caicedo has been consistently impressive in the league since his first start against Arsenal in April last season. He has become one of the important players.”
However, Arsenal’s recruitment war was not easy. Arsenal competed with Chelsea for Caicedo. An offer was made by Arsenal, but Brighton turned it down. Brighton have given away winger Leandro Trossardo to Arsenal this season, so giving up two key players is burdensome.
Brighton refused, but Caicedo said goodbye as if he had already left the team. On the 28th (Korean time), shortly after the report of Brighton’s ‘unavailable for sale’ came out, Caicedo posted on his SNS, “I am grateful to Brighton for giving me the opportunity to come to the Premier League, and I feel that I have always done my best. Records for Brighton. “I’m proud to be able to bring in an impressive transfer fee. I hope the fans can understand why I want to seize this great opportunity.” 스포츠토토
It brought about a huge wave. It is common to say goodbye after negotiations are over, but Caicedo himself declared that he wanted to leave while negotiations were underway, and in effect requested a transfer.
He didn’t even attend training. European football transfer market expert Fabricio Romano said on the 28th, “Caicedo did not appear in Brighton training. He will also miss the FA Cup match between Brighton and Liverpool.” Caicedo didn’t make the squad against Liverpool, as expected by Romano.
In this situation, Arsenal recently handed over another offer. David Onstein, who is active in the British media’The Athletic’, said on the 30th, “Arsenal offered 65 million pounds (about 99 billion won) and an additional amount of 5 million pounds (about 7.6 billion won), but Brighton rejected it. Brighton is taking a hard line on Caicedo, but Arsenal continue to want him.” Interest is gathering in the direction of Kaisedo, the protagonist of the unprecedented sabotage situation.