Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is reportedly preparing to make a huge bid for Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo. The 21-year-old Ecuadorian has impressed in his run with the Seagulls, earning plaudits for his performances in the Premier League.
According to reports, Arteta sees Caicedo as a key addition to his squad and is willing to pay a substantial fee to secure his signature. The Gunners boss likes the youngster’s energy, tenacity and technical ability. Moreover, it has earned him comparisons to some of the best midfielders in the world.
Caicedo came to Brighton in January 2021 for a fee of around £4.5 million from Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle. Since then he has made 38 appearances for the Seagulls in premier league, scoring two goals.
Despite his age and relative inexperience, Caicedo has already established himself as a key player for Brighton. And his performances have attracted interest from several top clubs across Europe. So, if Arsenal are to secure the signing of Caicedo, they will likely face stiff competition from a number of other clubs, including Manchester United and Juventus. The Gunners had a £70m bid for the Ecuadorian rejected in the January transfer window, but they plan to reignite their interest, and he is right at the top of their shopping list.
Does Arteta want to revamp his midfield?
There have been talks from the pundits that Arsenal need a revamp in their midfield for next season. Arsenal who are in a title race against Machester city this season look a little shaky in their midfield. There are question marks on performances put in by players like Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey and Arteta will surely look for new players in the summer.
Arteta is reportedly determined to get his man and is willing to go all out to bring Caicedo to the Emirates Stadium this summer. With the Gunners looking to rebuild their squad ahead of the new season. The addition of a player of Caicedo’s quality and potential could be a major boost for the club.
It will be interesting to see whether Brighton will be willing to part with Caicedo, and if so, at what price. However, with Arsenal reportedly preparing to make a huge bid for the midfielder. It seems that a summer move could be on the cards.